Shaft alignment

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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.

Beispiele von Feinblechteilen der Firma peel-plate in verschiedenen Formen und Größen

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.
Passelemente von peel-plate in verschiedenen Formen und Größen

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.
Standard-Passplatten der Marke peel-plate in verschiedenen Größen


Standard-Passplatten der Marke vario-plate mit gelochter Lasche und Einführungsschlitz in vier unterschiedlichen Größen


Standard-Passplatten der Marke single-plate mit gelochter Lasche in vier verschiedenen Größen


Kantenverklebte peel-plates aufgefächert in verschiedenen Größen ab einer Dicke von 0,05 mm

Edge-bonded plates

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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.

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