Shims in jig and fixture construction

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Compensation of manufacturing tolerances

Shims are used in jig and fixture construction for filling gaps and to compensate for manufacturing tolerances. They are mainly used for adjusting the clamping points on tools or fixtures e.g. in the automotive or aerospace industry. A clamping point is used to fix one or more components.

The usually rectangular shape and one to three slotted holes allow you to replace the shims at the clamping points without having to turn the screws completely out of the fixture. Loosening the screws is sufficient here to remove sheets or to attach others.

Shims offer in jig and fixture construction…

  • Highest precision due to low thickness from 0.05 mm
  • Fast and flexible modification due to separate adjustment options of the various clamping points on tools and fixtures
  • Minimizing downtime in the event of fixture failure due to damage or deviations in production
Beispiele von Shims der Firma peel-plate für den Vorrichtungsbau in verschiedenen Formen und Größen

Shim washers according to your individual specifications

Individual shims are available from a thickness of 0.05 mm up to a thickness of several millimeters and, depending on customer requirements, can also be offered individually as pre-sorted sets consisting of parts of the same surface geometry of different thicknesses. The metal disks can be used individually or in combination for finer gradations. As standard, the shims are made of stainless steel. On request, we also offer other materials such as steel, or brass, as well as laminated metal sheet. For shims made of laminated metal sheet, the possible thickness of the sheet foils starts at 0.01 mm.

Our products

Unsere Standard-Passplatten peel-plate, single-plate und vario-plate als massive Einzelbleche


Passbleche von peel-plate in verschiedenen Formen und Größen

Shim washers

Beispiele verschiedener Schichtblechteile, bei denen einzelne Schichten zum Teile abgezogen wurden

Laminated metal sheet

Ausgleichsbleche von peel-plate in verschiedenen Formen und Größen

Sheet metal parts

Send us your request now.

We manufacture shims and shim washers 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.

We work for you


Accuracy and diligence play just as important a role for us as they do for your machines and systems.


We manufacture shims and underlays exactly according to your customer-specific requirements.


We will be happy to advise you personally! Together we will find the right solution for your application.


We supply standard shims directly from stock, and we also manufacture custom sheet metal parts promptly.