Power Transmission

Custom Precision Shims for Power Transmission and Gearbox Manufacturers

When manufacturing gearboxes and other drivetrain components, you must consider the precision and reliability of the shims inside. Shims help align gears correctly and set bearing preloads to ensure a smooth operation. If they are not precisely cut, the drivetrain will not function optimally.

Lead times and availability are also crucial. The last thing you need is for production to be halted while you wait for a shim delivery. You need quickly sourced shims cut to your specifications.

Artus understands your needs. We have over 80 years of experience supplying precision stainless steel shims to drivetrain and gearbox manufacturers like Philadelphia Gear, Grove Gear, and Cotta Transmission. In addition to experience, our in-house tooling, waterjet cutting, and laser cutting capabilities keep lead times and costs low.

Our aluminum and steel shim materials are remarkably durable, rust-proof, non-hygroscopic, and impervious to oil. You won’t find higher quality shim materials at a better price. Aluminum shims are also color-coded to save time and reduce errors.

Find simple solutions to difficult designs, complicated specifications, and unpredictable shim needs with Artus.

Contact us to get a quote, place an order, or view specifications on custom gearbox shims. One of our experts will get in touch to discuss your needs.


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The Color Tells the Thickness

Each color of our plastic shims and gaskets represents a specific shim stock thickness, making distinguishing between thicknesses quick and easy. With variations in shim thickness being as little as 0.00025”, differentiating by color instead of measuring shims drastically saves time and reduces errors on the production floor.

Contact us, give us your blueprint specifications and tolerance requirements, and receive perfect seals with our precision-cut gaskets.

Power Transmission Shim Applications

Power transmission applications of Artus precision shims and gaskets include: 

  • Component spacing 
  • Gear positioning and alignment 
  • Shaft shims 
  • Wear reduction 
  • The setting of bearing preloads 

Artus offers fast delivery times and scalability. Take advantage of our full-production capabilities and in-house manufacturing. 

Power Transmission Shim Capabilities

Artus shims can be custom cut in any shape, any size, and in a variety of thicknesses and materials to fit your needs. Stainless steel and aluminum shims are popular with the power transmission industry because they are durable, impervious to oil, and rust-proof. 

Keep your lines running smoothly. Whether you need shims unexpectedly or engineers are calling for custom parts, we are committed to offering quick lead times, full product availability, and precision shim solutions to any design challenge. 

Reach out for a quote for our shims, shim stock, or gaskets. Find technical specifications for shims and gaskets here. 

Related Services

Need to cut many shims on the fly? Explore our Shim Stock for thickness variety packs and cut-it-yourself shims.

Need a shim or gasket cut with exacting precision? Please visit our Custom Shim and Gaskets for more information on getting the perfect seal or positioning.

What about aligning a motor? Our Motor Mount Shims will help you with quick and easy alignment.

Custom Solutions

Do you need help with positioning, aligning, or sealing in an application we did not mention?
Contact us for personalized help at (201) 568-1000, or fill in the RFQ form here and a representative will contact you.

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