Regency offers stainless steel in a variety of gauges and types that correspond to different levels of strength and durability. By understanding the gauge and type, you can easily determine what equipment is best for your application.
Regency stainless steel is available in three gauges: fourteen, sixteen, and eighteen. Gauge refers to the thickness of the metal, with the thickest being the lowest number, and therefore the strongest. That makes fourteen-gauge stainless steel thicker than sixteen- or eighteen-gauge stainless steel. This also means that fourteen-gauge is heavy-duty, sixteen-gauge is standard-duty, and eighteen-gauge is light-duty.
Types of stainless steel include three-oh-four and four-thirty. Type refers to the chemical make-up of the material. Heavy- and standard-duty products are available in type three-oh-four stainless steel, as it contains both chromium and nickel for corrosion-resistance. Select light-duty products also come in type three-oh-four, while the rest are made with type four-thirty stainless steel. This type contains chromium and no nickel, offering less corrosion-resistance than type three-oh-four. Four-thirty stainless steel is also magnetic, which can be a nice added benefit while you're working.
Once you determine the optimal gauge and type for your business, shop Regency for stainless steel equipment of all sizes and configurations.
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