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New Literature Describes Sanitary Fittings for Food and Pharmaceutical Process Lines

SH Clamp creates crevice free connections


Twinsburg, Ohio – August 20, 2012 – L.J. Star has published a datasheet on its popular SH Style Sanitary Clamp, a sanitary fitting that provides a virtually crevice-free connection between pipes used in hygienic process systems.  A winged nut allows quick access to the pipe without the need for tools, for cleaning and inspection.

The datasheet may be downloaded at

The clamp is made of 316 stainless steel, has a highly smooth surface finish, and is easily cleaned to sanitary standards. Made from precision investment castings to exacting tolerances, and employing a twin pin hinge for uniform compression, the fitting provides a reliable connection, even under pressure.

The CE-compliant SH Style Clamp is ideal for use in pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and food and beverage process systems, or any application where ferule connections must not provide a harbor for bacteria.

The two-page datasheet covers all the information needed for specification, including the dimensions of flange, radius, length, width, and weight, in U.S. and metric figures. SH Style sanitary fittings are available in sizes ranging from ˝ to 12 inches nominal and metric tube and pipe sizes.

Users may choose traditional hex nuts which can accommodate a torque wrench, or wing nuts specially designed for easy hand turning. Alternately, the clamp can be ordered in a non-hinged, double-bolt style.

In addition, an optional spring-loaded dome nut is available. The spring maintains clamping force on the gasket in case the ferrule contracts due to temperature changes.

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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