Shaft alignment Startseite 9 Areas of application 9 Shaft alignment Avoid shaft misalignment During shaft alignment, the alignment between machines or components on the coupled shafts is precisely matched. A common application where shaft alignment is required is the coupling of motors and pumps. With rotating machines especially, misalignments of the individual components can have a particularly negative effect. Measurement and types of shaft alignment When aligning, various measuring methods can be used to measure possible offset of the two shafts. Standard measuring tools are straight edge, feeler gauge, dial gauge, or laser optical measuring devices. Two different types of offset can be determined by the measurement: parallel offset and angular offset. If the measurement shows that the two shafts are not parallel to each other, this is an angular offset. If both axes of rotation are not at the same height, but do not have an angle of inclination between the joint, this is called a parallel offset. While the compensation of angular offset can be very complicated, it is possible to compensate for parallel offset by placing shims underneath. Compensation of parallel offset with shims Standard U-shaped shims are usually used for parallel shimming. The underlays in the determined thickness are pushed under the machine base to be adjusted in order to bridge the vertical offset. Shims for Shaft Alignment With us you can get different systems of shims individually or as assorted assembly sets. Our standard underlay shims are available as solid sheets, as well as edge-bonded parts. For applications with special requirements, we manufacture shims individually according to your drawing. peel-plate vario-plate single-plate Edge-bonded plates Send us your request now. We manufacture shims according to your requirements, technical drawings, and drafts. Send us a request with your drawing. We will be happy to make you an offer based on this data. Send your request now +49 (0) 9856 9798-0 We work for you precisely Accuracy and diligence play just as important a role for us as they do for your machines and systems. individually We manufacture shims and underlays exactly according to your customer-specific requirements. personally We will be happy to advise you personally! Together we will find the right solution for your application. fast We supply standard shims directly from stock, and we also manufacture custom sheet metal parts promptly.