Compensating for tilt foot

Balancing a tilt foot

A tilt foot on a machine exists when the equipment does not rest on all feet, but at least one foot is a greater distance from the floor than the others. If this tilt foot is not compensated for, the machine is strained. The principle here is similar to that of a wobbling table, which is brought back into a level position by placing cardboard underneath it. For machines, metal shims or underlay shims are usually used for alignment.
Grafische Gegenüberstellung eines befestigten Maschinenfußes: links ohne Kippfuß, rechts mit Kippfuß
Grafische Darstellung eines vertikalen Distanzausgleichs am Maschinenfuß
Beispiele für Passplatten der Firma peel-plate in zwei verschiedenen Größen und Ausführungen

Advantages of a balanced tilt foot

  • increased noise generation and amplified vibrations can be avoided
  • the wear of individual components can be minimized

Shims to compensate for tilt foot

To compensate for a tilt foot, we offer standard underlay shims or according to drawing. The central slot of these shims allows insertion at the screw of the machine base. We manufacture the sheets in various thicknesses from 0.05 mm for fine adjustment. Our shims are available as solid single sheets, as well as edge-bonded sheet packs. We offer precision shims from the standard range in various designs directly from stock. We manufacture individual parts promptly according to your requirements based on technical drawings.
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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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.