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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™?

Large Industry Applications
Tab Shim Type
Number Used
Percentage Sample
A Shim (12)
12
2.87%
B Shim (201)
201
48.09%
C Shim (117)
117
27.99%
D Shim (88)
88
21.05%
Total (418)
418
100.00%
Medium/Small Industrial Manufacturers and Processing Facilities
Tab Shim Type
Number Used
Percentage of Sample
A Shim (55)
55
8.06%
B Shim (429)
429
62.90%
C Shim (130)
130
19.06%
D Shim (68)
68
9.97%
Total (682)
682
100.00%
Combined Total Population Data
Tab Shim Type
Number Used
Percentage of Sample
A Shim (67)
67
6.09%
B Shim (630)
630
57.27%
C Shim (247)
247
22.45%
D Shim (156)
156
14.18%
Total (1100)
1100
100.00%