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THE UNIVERSAL SHIM™

The UNIVERSAL SHIM™, manufactured by AccuTrex Products, is an economical alternative to the standard slotted tab shim. It’s tapered inner slot design allows the shim to be used on a wide variety of installations and bolt sizes both (standard and metric) without loss of base coverage found with the use of standard “A”, “B”, and “C” tab shims. Tab shim manufacturers have traditionally piggybacked each other with 4 different sizes and corresponding slots, intending on creating a customer misconception that these various sizes have a significant advantage when used with a particular size or piece of equipment.

The UNIVERSAL SHIM™ provides a non-limiting tapered slot to accommodate bolt sizes from 7/16” (.437” to 1 17/64”). Our assorted kit replaces standard “A”, “B”, and “C” pre-cut shims with a one size fits all solution that is able to provide supportive coverage across multiple base foot areas.

The UNIVERSAL SHIM™ product is available in a full kit which includes 10ea .100 (12GA) and .125”(11GA); 20ea .002”; .003”; .004”; .005”; .010”; .015”; .030”(22GA); .050”(18GA); .075”(14GA) and 30ea .020”

Replacement kits are also available in 10, 20 and 30 piece sets.

Developing the UNIVERSAL SHIM™

AccuTrex Products, conducted a market study of tab shim usage by small, medium, and large industrial manufactures and processors. In data compiled over an 8 year period, we found 85.81% of shimmed equipment used a combination of standard “A”, “B”, or “C” tab shims.

Many of these applications were miss-matched, where a “convenient” job-site shim was used improperly causing “soft foot” at the base of the unit that may lead to excessive machine vibration and cavitation resulting in equipment damage. Why risk damage to valuable equipment with incorrect shim installations when you can take the guess work out with the UNIVERSAL SHIM™?

Learn more about the study and view common problems the UNIVERSAL SHIM™ addresses.

UNIVERSAL SHIM™ Advantages

  • Reduce shim cost up to 50%
  • Decreased margin of error
  • Eliminate excess inventory by up to 85%
  • Standardized product
  • Larger positioning of tab hole
  • Ease of installation 
  • Prevents soft foot that contributes to excessive machine vibration by providing uniform base coverage
  • Reduce technician labor cost by carrying less product to the jobsite
U-SHIM SKU SHIM PART DESCRIPTION  APPROXIMATE PACKAGED 
WEIGHT IN LBS
BSS-OUS-2000 230PC KIT: TOOLBOX PLUS 10ea .100 (12GA) and .125”(11GA); 20ea .002”; .003”; .004”; .005”; .010”; .015”; .030”(22GA); .050”(18GA); .075”(14GA) and 30ea .020”
22.2
10 PC PACKS 
RPK-OUS-002-10 UNIVERSAL SHIM .002″ 10 PC REPLACMENT PACK 0.3
RPK-OUS-003-10 UNIVERSAL SHIM .003″ 10 PC REPLACEMENT PACK 0.3
RPK-OUS-004-10 UNIVERSAL SHIM .004″ 10 PC REPLACEMENT PACK 0.3
RPK-OUS-005-10 UNIVERSAL SHIM .005″ 10 PC REPLACEMENT PACK 0.3
RPK-OUS-010-10 UNIVERSAL SHIM .010″ 10 PC REPLACEMENT PACK 0.5
RPK-OUS-015-10 UNIVERSAL SHIM (28GA) .015″ 10 PC REPLACEMENT PACK 0.6
RPK-OUS-020-10 UNIVERSAL SHIM .020″ 10 PC REPLACEMENT PACK 0.7
RPK-OUS-030-10 UNIVERSAL SHIM (22GA) .030″ 10 PC REPLACEMENT PACK 1
RPK-OUS-050-10 UNIVERSAL SHIM (18GA) .050″ 10 PC REPLACEMENT PACK 1.5
RPK-OUS-075-10 UNIVERSAL SHIM (14GA) .075″ 10 PC REPLACEMENT PACK 2.2
RPK-OUS-100-10 UNIVERSAL SHIM (12 GA) .100″ 10 PC REPLACEMENT PACK 2.9
RPK-OUS-125-10 UNIVERSAL SHIM (11GA)  .125″ 10 PC REPLACEMENT PACK 3.3
RPK-OUS-250-10 UNIVERSAL SHIM .250″ 10 PC REPLACEMENT PACK 6.4
20 PC PACKS 
RPK-OUS-002-20 UNIVERSAL SHIM .002″ 20 PC REPLACMENT PACK 0.4
RPK-OUS-003-20 UNIVERSAL SHIM .003″ 20 PC REPLACEMENT PACK 0.4
RPK-OUS-004-20 UNIVERSAL SHIM .004″ 20 PC REPLACEMENT PACK 0.4
RPK-OUS-005-20 UNIVERSAL SHIM .005″ 20 PC REPLACEMENT PACK 0.4
RPK-OUS-010-20 UNIVERSAL SHIM .020″ 20 PC REPLACEMENT PACK 0.8
RPK-OUS-015-20 UNIVERSAL SHIM (28GA) .015″ 20 PC REPLACEMENT PACK 1
RPK-OUS-020-20 UNIVERSAL SHIM .020″ 20 PC REPLACEMENT PACK 1.2
RPK-OUS-030-20 UNIVERSAL SHIM (22GA) .030″ 20 PC REPLACEMENT PACK 1.8
RPK-OUS-050-20 UNIVERSAL SHIM (18GA) .050″ 20 PC REPLACEMENT PACK 2.8
RPK-OUS-075-20 UNIVERSAL SHIM (14GA) .075″ 20 PC REPLACEMENT PACK 4.2
RPK-OUS-100-20 UNIVERSAL SHIM (12 GA) .100″ 20 PC REPLACEMENT PACK 5.6
RPK-OUS-125-20 UNIVERSAL SHIM (11GA)  .125″ 20 PC REPLACEMENT PACK 6.4
RPK-OUS-250-20 UNIVERSAL SHIM .250″ 20 PC REPLACEMENT PACK 12.6
30PC PACKS 
RPK-OUS-002-30 UNIVERSAL SHIM .002″ 30 PC REPLACMENT PACK 0.5
RPK-OUS-003-30 UNIVERSAL SHIM .003″ 30 PC REPLACEMENT PACK 0.5
RPK-OUS-004-30 UNIVERSAL SHIM .004″ 30 PC REPLACEMENT PACK 0.5
RPK-OUS-005-30 UNIVERSAL SHIM .005″ 30 PC REPLACEMENT PACK 0.5
RPK-OUS-010-30 UNIVERSAL SHIM .010″ 30 PC REPLACEMENT PACK 1.1
RPK-OUS-015-30 UNIVERSAL SHIM (28GA) .015″ 30 PC REPLACEMENT PACK 1.4
RPK-OUS-020-30 UNIVERSAL SHIM .020″ 30 PC REPLACEMENT PACK 1.7
RPK-OUS-030-30 UNIVERSAL SHIM (22GA) .030″ 30 PC REPLACEMENT PACK 2.6
RPK-OUS-050-30 UNIVERSAL SHIM (18GA) .050″ 30 PC REPLACEMENT PACK 4.1
RPK-OUS-075-30 UNIVERSAL SHIM (14GA) .075″ 30 PC REPLACEMENT PACK 6.2
RPK-OUS-100-30 UNIVERSAL SHIM (12 GA) .100″ 30 PC REPLACEMENT PACK 8.3
RPK-OUS-125-30 UNIVERSAL SHIM (11GA)  .125″ 30 PC REPLACEMENT PACK 9.5
RPK-OUS-250-30 UNIVERSAL SHIM .250″ 30 PC REPLACEMENT PACK 19
SHIM TYPE  TAB SHIM
SHIM TRADE SIZE  FITS ALL STANDARD  A, B, and C APPLICATIONS
FITS NEMA FRAME SIZES  42, 48, 56, 66, 143, 145, (162-169), 182, 203, 204, (213-219), 224, 225, (253-259), 283, 289, (323-369), (403-409), (443-449), (504-509), (1610-1810), 2110
SHIM MATERIAL  300 SERIES STAINLESS STEEL
THICKNESS RANGE  .002″-.125″ *REPLACMENT PACK AVAILABLE IN .250″
NUMBER OF PIECES IN KIT 230PC KIT: TOOLBOX PLUS 10ea .100 (12GA) and .125”(11GA); 20ea .002”; .003”; .004”; .005”; .010”; .015”; .030”(22GA); .050”(18GA); .075”(14GA) and 30ea .020”
REPLACEMENT PACKS  AVAILABLE IN PACKS OF 10, 20, AND 30PCS
SHIM WIDTH  3.625″
SHIM LENGTH  3.875″
SLOT WIDTH  1 9/32″
SLOT DEPTH  2 33/64″ WITH GRADUATING TAPER
FITS BOLT SIZES 7/16″ TO 1 17/64″
KIT WEIGHT  APPROXIMATELY 22LBS
CHEMICAL COMPOSITION/SPECIFICATIONS  (.002″-.010″) AND .020″ .015″ AND (.030″-.125″)
MATERIAL TYPE STAINLESS STEEL STAINLESS STEEL
GRADE 302 304
UNS DESIGNATION S30200 S30400
TEMPER FULL HARD ANNEALED
CARBON .15 MAX .07 MAX
MANGANESE 2.0 MAX 2.0 MAX
PHOSPHOROUS .045 MAX .045 MAX
SULPHUR .030 MAX .030 MAX
SILICONE .75 MAX .75 MAX
NICKEL 8.0-10.0 8.0-10.5
CHROMIUM 17.0-19.0 17.5-19.5
NITROGEN N/A .10 MAX
ROCKWELL RC 40-45 RB 92MAX
SPECIFICATIONS ASTM-A-666 ASTM-A-240
U-SHIM SKU GAUGE  NOMINAL
THICKNESS
THICKNESS
TOLERANCE 
RPK-OUS-002 N/A .002″ +/-10%
RPK-OUS-003 N/A .003″ +/-10%
RPK-OUS-004 N/A .004″ +/-10%
RPK-OUS-005 N/A .005″ +/-10%
RPK-OUS-010 N/A .010″ +/-10%
RPK-OUS-015 28 .015″ +/-.0015″
RPK-OUS-020 N/A .020″ +/-.0025″
RPK-OUS-030 22 .029″ +/-.002″
RPK-OUS-050 18 .048″ +/-.003″
RPK-OUS-075 14 .075″ +/-.004″
RPK-OUS-100 12 .105″ +/-.005″
RPK-OUS-125 11 .120″ +/-.005″
RPK-OUS-250 N/A .250″ +/-10%

Applications

  • Blowers
  • Chemical plants
  • Electronics
  • Fans
  • Gear boxes
  • HVAC
  • Large OEM Equipment Installs
  • Oil Rigs
  • Paper mills
  • Petroleum plants
  • Power plants
  • Pumps
  • Refineries
  • Steel mills
  • Utility plants

Industries

  • Aerospace
  • Agriculture
  • Construction
  • Marine
  • Medical facilities
  • Military and defense
  • Mining
  • Oil and gas
  • Packaging
  • Petrochemical
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Raw material processing
  • Transportation