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LJ Star Anti-Galling Clamps Improve Safety, Reliability and Efficiency of Critical Applications

Posted on February 22, 2021 by Jeremy Sheldon in Blog

Twinsburg, OH – February 22, 2021 –

LJ Star offers a line of Anti-Galling Clamps that are specially designed to prevent the adhesion of materials due to friction and to keep processes running smoothly. The full line of Anti-Gall Clamps is produced to the highest hygienic engineering standards and are constantly being updated based on customer feedback and industry requirements.

“If galling occurs on a sanitary clamp, the nut and bolt fuse together so the operator can’t easily remove the clamp,” explained LJ Star National Sales Manager Jeremy Sheldon. “Quite often, the operator would have to cut off the clamp to remove it. This would likely cause time delays and disrupt the overall manufacturing process.”

With anti-galling clamps, the nut and bolt are made of dissimilar materials so that adhesion, or galling, is less likely to occur. LJ Star’s Anti-Galling Clamps are available in a variety of materials, including 304 and 316 stainless steel. With higher quality and durability than lower-grade stainless, 316 stainless is ideal for demanding applications, including pharmaceutical, food/beverage and biotech

Like all LJ Star sanitary clamps, the Anti-Galling Clamps are BPE compliant, which means they meet one of the highest hygienic engineering standards.

LJ Star also created a patented Anti-Galling Safety Clamp for processes that have a vibration or a pressurized line. “If your process is experiencing prolonged vibrations or pressure, it would take four times longer for the vibration to loosen the nut enough for the clamp to open,” revealed Sheldon. “The half-threaded bolt on our Anti-Galling Safety Clamp ensures that the clamp stays in place and helps minimize safety issues at your facility.”

All sanitary clamps produced by LJ Star can be made with anti-galling characteristics. Therefore, the company can make a customized sanitary clamp to suit the unique requirements of any critical processing environment.

Additionally, LJ Star will provide a free product sample for testing or conduct testing on behalf of customers. If needed, the company will also provide suggestions for training and preventive maintenance to help operators maximize the performance of their sanitary clamps.

Full product specifications, further details and third-party documentation of standards compliance and product performance are available at www.ljstar.com, via email at info@ljstar.com or by calling 330-405-3040.

About LJ Star
LJ Star Incorporated (www.ljstar.com) provides an extensive line of process observation equipment – sight glasses, lights, sanitary fittings and level gage instrumentation. Product lines include METAGLAS® Safety Windows, Lumiglas® Explosion Proof Lights and Cameras, MetaClamp® Sanitary Sight Windows, Visual Flow Indicators, Sight Ports, Sanitary Clamps, Magnetic Level Gages and Gage Glass. METAGLAS® is the #1 selling fused sight glass, proven in thousands of installations around the world. Unlike some other sight glasses, it meets stringent DIN 7079 and DIN 7080 quality standards, and it is approved for USP Type I use.