Elesa+Ganter has for many years offered standard parts in the A2 grade, and most recently also in the more resistant A4 stainless steel grade. Shipbuilding and offshore constructions are the beneficiaries.
Enhanced corrosion resistance has become an ever-more important requirement in many different industries, with stainless steel gaining importance as the material not only safeguards hygiene standards, but also ensures a long service life, and low or no maintenance and therefore makes for a safe investment.
The Elesa+Ganter range of products have always featured standard elements made of non-rusting steel. But stainless steel is not necessarily the same: today’s material has around 120 grades with different alloy proportions. While Elesa+Ganter has so far focused on the use of the A2 grade, one of the market leaders in standard parts now offers select products in the even more corrosion-resistant A4 variant, especially intended for use in a chloride-rich environment, for instance near the sea.
These include the matt shot-blasted handwheels GN 227.4, DIN 39 ball grips, drop-forged DIN 580 eyebolts and DIN 582 eye nuts. Hinges GN 237, GN 128.2 and GN 129.2 are now available in A4 stainless steel, and so are cabinet “U“ handles (GN 425), star knobs (GN 5334.4), three-star handles (GN 5345.4), and one- and two-armed clamp nuts (GN 99.6 and GN 99.8) as well as slotted and split set collars (GN 706.2 and GN 707.2).
It is mainly the chrome, nickel and molybdenum constituents which lend the A4 austenite steel its high resistance against chloride and acids. This makes Elesa-Ganter‘s A4 standard parts the ideal choice not only in the shipbuilding and offshore industries, but also for the food sector, and in pharmaceutical and medical applications or for swimming pool construction with its chlorinated water.