Stainless Steel

Stainless steel is a material recognised by industry for it strength, corrosion resistance and aesthetic finishes. It is widely utilised in the manufacture of machine guards and other ancillary products, where cleanliness and corrosion is of major concern, such as in the cosmetic, pharmaceutical and food industries. 

Different grades of stainless steel are available including the classifications of 303, 304, 316 and 316L and all are utilised in different areas within industry. Generally 303 and 304 are utilised in general manufacture areas, with the 316 and 316L grades being utilised in areas where contact with product is possible, such as clean rooms and sterile areas.

Stainless Steel comes in all the grades above and is available in most forms including Sheet form, chequer plate, RHS, SHS, and Flat Bar, in varying sizes and thickness, making it extremely versatile for most applications.

The aesthetic finishes of Stainless Steel can be a large part of the decision process when a product is in the concept and design stages. The finishes are as follows...

Softened Descaled
Satin Polish
Dull Polished
Bright Annealed
Bright Polished 

These finishes are wide-ranging and versatile, ensuring that there will be one or more to suit any application.

Specifying the correct grade of Stainless Steel for a project is a very important decision, to ensure effective usage and compliance with legislation. This choice will be controlled not only by the client, but also by legislation that may require specific levels of material quality to be able to give approval.

Governing bodies such as British Standards, the MCA (Medicines Controls Agency) and the FDA (Food & Drugs Administration USA), will have specific requirements, so if there is any doubt over the correct specification of materials to be used on a project, then the Roger Tarry Company should be contacted for advice on these matters.

Pharmaceutical Machine Frameworks

Modular Guarding