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L.J. Star’s SH Style Sanitary Fitting Promotes Safety and Efficiency

New stainless sanitary fitting provides quick access to pipe joint for easy cleaning and inspection


Twinsburg, Ohio – March 20, 2012 – L.J. Star announced the release of the SH Style Sanitary Clamp, a 316 stainless sanitary fitting specially designed for applications where joint cleanliness, safety and efficiency are vital. These include manufacturing and processing applications involving pharmaceuticals, food/beverage and biotechnology.

Instead of threading or screwing two sections of tubing or pipe together, the sanitary fitting is used to create a crevice-free joint that does not harbor bacteria and can be easily cleaned. Compared with common pipe flange connections, sanitary fittings cost less, offer reduced maintenance costs, and enable quicker, easier access to the joint.
L.J. Star’s 316 stainless steel sanitary fittings are made from investment castings to produce a high-quality, precision fit assembly. All sanitary clamps are CE compliant per the Pressure Equipment Directive 97/23/EC and the Machinery Directive 98/37/EC.

The SH Style Sanitary Clamp incorporates a two-pin hinge that allows for a more uniform compression on the gasket. L.J. Star has a variety of clamp sizes in stock, ranging from ˝ to 12 inches in both tubing and pipe sizes. The stainless sanitary fitting is available in a two-bolt system with either wing nuts or hex nuts for greater torque control and more compact assembly.

  • The standard ergonomic wing nut allows easy hand torquing, while the conventional wing nut provides coverage of the bolt threads. (The conventional style wing nut is also available with a hole for torque assistance and storage.)
  • Hex nut options include the standard dome nut, hex nut and spring-loaded dome nut. The spring-loaded dome nut keeps tension on the gasket during expansion and contractions of the ferrules due to temperature fluctuations.

Fasteners for the SH Style Sanitary Clamp are available in a wide variety of styles to meet the vast requirements of the industry. Schedule pipe clamps are also available for each sanitary fitting style.

For more information on L.J. Star’s sanitary fitting and connection products, visit:
About L.J. Star
L.J. Star Incorporated provides an extensive line of process observation equipment -- sightglasses, lights, sanitary fittings, and level gage instrumentation. Product lines include Metaglas® Safety Sight Windows, Lumiglas® Explosion Proof Lights and Cameras, Visual Flow Indicators, Sight Ports, Sanitary Clamps, Magnetic Level Gages and Gage Glass.  Metaglas is the #1 selling fused sightglass, proven in thousands of installations around the world. Unlike some other sightglasses, it meets stringent DIN 7079 and DIN 7080 quality standards, and it is approved for USP Type I use. For additional information, or to request third-party documentation of standards compliance and product performance claims, contact L.J. Star Incorporated, P.O. Box 1116, Twinsburg, OH 44087. Phone: 330-405-3040. Fax: 330-405-3070. Email: Website:
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