Custom Pillow Block Shims
No matter the size of the job or type of customization, MW Components is here for you. Our experience, combined with our state-of-the-art facilities and our team of manufacturing and engineering experts, ensures that the right part is produced for the right application time and again. We even offer optional added services for your convenience, from design and prototyping to tooling and inventory management.
Contact us for custom quote information to send us your specs or begin production on custom parts.
How Are Pillow Block Shims Used?
Pillow block shims are used to properly align shafts increasing bearing and coupling life. Each pillow block shim is secured when mounted to the equipment base and allows for reliable operation.
Pillow blocks are usually mounted in cleaner environments and generally are meant for lighter loads of general industry.
Mounted bearings combine a bearing mounted inside a housing unit. The bearing housing replaces the need for a casting or weldment to position the bearing securely for reliable operation, and its design determines the type of insert bearing. Insert bearings use rolling elements (ball, cylindrical, spherical, barrel, needle, spindled, or tapered) to maintain the separation between moving parts to reduce rotational friction, and to support radial and axial loads. Available in a variety of materials and mounting configurations, mounted bearings can be one- or two-piece, they can have an extended inner ring and locking device, and they can have seals and end caps that retain lubrication and protect the working parts of the bearing from environmental debris. Mounted bearings support shafts in a variety of mounting configurations (flange block, hanger, pillow block, and take-up block), and are used in a range of applications from light duty shaft guidance on conveyors to road building equipment and crushers.