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361 Steelcase Road West
Unit 6
Markham, ON  L3R3V8 - Canada

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(905) 477-2133

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(905) 477-4219

L.J. Star

LJ-Star L.J. Star Incorporated manufactures process observation equipment for manufacturers in many process control industries, including pharmaceutical, food and beverage, oil and gas, and chemical applications. Whether for witnessing mixing, verifying flow, observing reactions, or documenting cleaning, the need for fool-proof process observation depends process control instruments. These products include sight glasses, lights, sanitary fittings, flow indicators, bubble traps, camera systems, and level gage instrumentation. L.J. Star's components are designed to be crevice-free so as they are in contact with process fluids the parts will not accumulate bacteria or other material. Products are also offered that are designed for clean-in-place and steam-in-place sterilization.

DIN 28120 Lumiglas® Hi-Pressure Weld-On Sight Glass
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DIN 28120 Lumiglas® Hi-Pressure Weld-On Sight Glass

Weld-on assembly is designed to provide direct visual inspection of process vessels, separators, silos, pipelines and storage tanks

Starting At
$412.00 CAD Configure
Circular Bolt-On Sight Glass
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Circular Bolt-On Sight Glass

Ready for installation on existing ANSI or DIN standard flanges

Starting At
$494.00 CAD Configure
Hinged Sight Glass – Lumiglas® Series SKS
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Hinged Sight Glass – Lumiglas® Series SKS

Quick release closure offers a combination of charge/access port and light/sight glass

Starting At
$789.00 CAD Configure
Lumiglas® Low Pressure Weld-On Sight Glass
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Lumiglas® Low Pressure Weld-On Sight Glass

Weld-on sight glass for low pressure, low profile applications, can be combined with luminaires and can be used in hazardous areas to observe the interiors of tanks, silos, mixers, etc.

Starting At
$618.00 CAD Configure
Butt-Weld Sight Glass Assembly Series MV
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Butt-Weld Sight Glass Assembly Series MV

Low cost weld-neck sight port with Lumiglas®; offers easy cleaning and clear field of visibility and can come equipped with an optional light source

Starting At
$225.00 CAD Configure
Obround Weld-On Sight Glass Assembly
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Obround Weld-On Sight Glass Assembly

Designed to be welded to process vessels or pipeline for accurate flow or level indication

Starting At
$2,482.00 CAD Configure
Hinged Sight Glass Assembly with Metaglas®
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Hinged Sight Glass Assembly with Metaglas®

Hinged sight glass for quick and easy vessel access that can be used up to 150 PSI; weld-on or bolt-on

Starting At
$3,829.00 CAD Configure
MetaClamp® Sanitary Sight Glass Window
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MetaClamp® Sanitary Sight Glass Window

Strongest, most secure sight glass elements available, meet the USP Type 1 standard for pharmaceutical use

Starting At
$372.00 CAD Configure
Sanitary Hinged Sight Glass Assembly
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Sanitary Hinged Sight Glass Assembly

Ideal for applications requiring quick opening port with pressures up to 150 psi

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Aseptic Sight Glass Window
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Aseptic Sight Glass Window

Aseptic Sight Glass with Metaglas for sanitary applications, provides clear process visibility and unmatched safety with minimal maintenance

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SKS Biogas Sight Glass with Light, Wiper & Camera System
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SKS Biogas Sight Glass with Light, Wiper & Camera System

Biogas sight glass for digester tanks and methane digester tanks, creates gas tight seal by conforming to cement walls and ports used in digester tank construction

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Metaglas® Threaded Sight Glass
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Metaglas® Threaded Sight Glass

The strongest, most secure sight glass elements, available in a threaded design for process applications

Starting At
$223.00 CAD Configure
Sight Glass with Metaglas® for Reactors
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Sight Glass with Metaglas® for Reactors

Extremely durable sight glass constructed of Soda Lime and fused with a glass coated metal frame that provides rigidity to prevent breakage

Starting At
$2,106.00 CAD Configure
Heated Sight Glass MetaClamp®
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Heated Sight Glass MetaClamp®

Fog-free viewing, non-intrusive and only requires a 24 volt supply with either a temperature controller or timer

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Metaclamp® Sanitary Sight Flow Indicator
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Metaclamp® Sanitary Sight Flow Indicator

Metaglas® mechanically prestressed windows, are now available in a sanitary design visual flow indicator in processing applications

Starting At
$1,312.00 CAD Configure
Full View Sanitary Sight Flow Indicator
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Full View Sanitary Sight Flow Indicator

Full 360° view in sterile service, polished stainless steel sanitary clamp connections, rated up to 150 PSI

Starting At
$865.00 CAD Configure
LumiStar3000™ LED Luminaire Series USL16/36 SS
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LumiStar3000™ LED Luminaire Series USL16/36 SS

World's brightest sight glass luminaire is 4x times brighter than a typical sight glass, provideing 3000 lumens at full brightness

Starting At
$1,505.00 CAD Configure
Lumiglas® LED Ex-Light, Series 55-EX
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Lumiglas® LED Ex-Light, Series 55-EX

ASL/ESL55-EX, an LED luminaire that can be used with a sight glass in hazardous areas, reducing energy and maintenance costs in explosion proof environments

Starting At
$3,084.00 CAD Configure
Lumiglas® Ex Light, Series USL 08-EX
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Lumiglas® Ex Light, Series USL 08-EX

Safe high-intensity illumination for sight glasses, ports, or general applications in hazardous locations, available in 100 W

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$1,324.00 CAD

 
Lumiglas® Stainless Mini-Luminaire Series USL 01
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Lumiglas® Stainless Mini-Luminaire Series USL 01

Super-compact and offers a glare-free view through a sight glass

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Lumiglas® Aluminum Mini-Ex Light, Series USL 05-EX
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Lumiglas® Aluminum Mini-Ex Light, Series USL 05-EX

Small in size but effective; rated EEx d IIC T3 - T6 for all explosion classes

Starting At
$728.00 CAD Configure
Lumi-View 35™ Rigid Fiber Optic Light for Sight & Light Combo
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Lumi-View 35™ Rigid Fiber Optic Light for Sight & Light Combo

Fiber-optic light is mounted on a Metaglas sight glass, fiber optic cable is housed in a rigid stainless steel tube, providing durability and more hygienic design

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Lumistar Sight/Light Port Combo for Series DIN 28120
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Lumistar Sight/Light Port Combo for Series DIN 28120

Delivers intense light through the same sight window used for viewing

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Cordless Light for Portable Vessels
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Cordless Light for Portable Vessels

Eliminates wiring and electrical outlets for portable process vessels to provide reliable, high intensity light

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LumiStar1000™ LED Luminaire Series USL13/33
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LumiStar1000™ LED Luminaire Series USL13/33

World's brightest compact sight glass luminaire is 2x times brighter than a typical sight glass light, provides 1000 lumens, resistant to shock and vibration

Starting At
$611.00 CAD Configure
Lumiglas® Ex Light, Series ESL 26-EX V2
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Lumiglas® Ex Light, Series ESL 26-EX V2

Offers explosion-proof, corrosion resistant, stainless steel, glare-free illumination

Starting At
$2,565.00 CAD Configure
Fiber Optic Light for High Intensity Sight & Light Combo
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Fiber Optic Light for High Intensity Sight & Light Combo

Powerful, compact illumination system for sanitary processing equipment provides up to 150 Watts of adjustable illumination while allowing viewing through the same window

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Lumiglas® Ex Light Series ESL 25-EX
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Lumiglas® Ex Light Series ESL 25-EX

Mini light that delivers high-intensity explosion-proof lighting for hazardous locations, ideal for tight spaces, stainless steel housing

Starting At
$1,756.00 CAD Configure
Lumiglas® Ex Light Series USL 06-EX V1
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Lumiglas® Ex Light Series USL 06-EX V1

Compact light in a cost-effective aluminum housing, great replacement for bulkier explosion-proof lighting for sight glasses

Starting At
$987.00 CAD Configure
Lumiglas® EX Light, Series USL 07-EX
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Lumiglas® EX Light, Series USL 07-EX

Small, high intensity light provides versatile illumination of process vessel interiors in locations where explosion-proof lighting is required

Starting At
$1,068.00 CAD Configure
Lumiglas® Intrinsically Safe Rectangular Light Series REL01-EX
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Lumiglas® Intrinsically Safe Rectangular Light Series REL01-EX

Provides illumination of liquids normally difficult to see in liquid level gauges and rectangular weld pad sight glasses

Starting At
$772.00 CAD Configure
LumiStar2000™ LED Luminaire Series USL 15/35 SS
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LumiStar2000™ LED Luminaire Series USL 15/35 SS

World's brightest mid-size sight glass luminaire is 3x times brighter than a typical sight glass light, provides 2000 lumens at full brightness, resistant to shock and vibration

Starting At
$1,059.00 CAD Configure
ASME Series Sanitary Clamp
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ASME Series Sanitary Clamp

ASME Section VIII rated sanitary clamp is recommended by ASME inspectors for pressure vessels, filter housings and many other pressurized applications

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TCI Series Sanitary Fitting
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TCI Series Sanitary Fitting

Eliminates dead space in a standard ferrule, can be used with a variety of biotech and pharmaceutical processes

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Safety Series Sanitary Clamp
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Safety Series Sanitary Clamp

Safety clamp improves operator safety with stainless sanitary fittings and is specifically targeted to hazardous high temperature steam lines

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Lockout Series Safety Sanitary Clamp
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Lockout Series Safety Sanitary Clamp

Locking stainless sanitary fittings and safety clamp designed to increase the safety of high temperature piping lines associated with steam and cleaning processes

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SH Type I Series Sanitary Clamp
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SH Type I Series Sanitary Clamp

Basic 316 stainless steel clamp, allows for quick connection and disconnection of process connections, hinge on one side and a bolt on the other

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Hygienic Gaskets Series Bio-LOK™
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Hygienic Gaskets Series Bio-LOK™

Non-elastomeric sanitary gaskets are virtually immune to degradation by commonly used CIP/SIP chemicals

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MetaPlex® Optical Grade Polymer Windows
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MetaPlex® Optical Grade Polymer Windows

View port for sanitary clamp connection; extremely strong and chemically resistant

Starting At
$81.00 CAD Configure
Weld on Magnetic Level Gauge for Visual Indication
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Weld on Magnetic Level Gauge for Visual Indication

Provides an accurate and safe measurement of fluid levels in boilers, tanks, process vessels and pipelines

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Rectangular Level Gauge Assembly, Weld-On
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Rectangular Level Gauge Assembly, Weld-On

Rugged weld-on sight glass fitting provides flow or level indication for vessels and pipelines, available in multiple sizes and metals

Starting At
$580.00 CAD Configure
Metaglas, Bolt-On Sight Glasses #176
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Metaglas, Bolt-On Sight Glasses #176

Sight glass window designed for raised-face connection to an ANSI flange; DWG #176

Starting At
$445.00 CAD Configure
Metaglas® Sight Glass Disc, Type 73
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Metaglas® Sight Glass Disc, Type 73

Sight glass disc with wiper for DIN 28120 and other weld- type sight glass assemblies.

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Metaglas® Sight Glass Disc With Wiper, Type 73 SW
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Metaglas® Sight Glass Disc With Wiper, Type 73 SW

Sight glass disc with wiper for DIN 28120 and other weld- type sight glass assemblies

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Standard Industrial Sight Flow Indicator
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Standard Industrial Sight Flow Indicator

View-through, two opposing windows that are gasketed and mounted with bolted retainers; flange connection or threaded mount

Starting At
$408.00 CAD Configure
Full View Industrial Sight Flow Indicator
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Full View Industrial Sight Flow Indicator

360° full-view flow indicator for use where close observation of process fluid characteristics is desired; flanged or threaded connection

Starting At
$303.00 CAD Configure
08LF-EX Fiber Optic Sight Glass & Light Combo–Lumiglas®
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08LF-EX Fiber Optic Sight Glass & Light Combo–Lumiglas®

Fiber-optic sight glass and light combo allows light source to be placed up to five feet away from sight glass via a flexible cable, rated for use in explosive environments

Starting At
$3,712.00 CAD Configure
LumiStar365UV LED Luminaire Series USL 13/33
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LumiStar365UV LED Luminaire Series USL 13/33

World's brightest compact sight glass UV-LED Luminaire, capable of providing ASME BPE standard UV output with a fraction of the size and power needs

Starting At
$586.00 CAD Configure
Lumiglas® K55P-Ex Process Vessel Fixed Lens Camera
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Lumiglas® K55P-Ex Process Vessel Fixed Lens Camera

Explosion proof process vessel fixed lens camera best used for inspection and remote observation in hazardous locations

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Lumiglas® K25-Ex Process Vessel Zoom Camera
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Lumiglas® K25-Ex Process Vessel Zoom Camera

Explosion proof process vessel zoom camera best used for inspection and remote observation in hazardous locations

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Lumiglas® K15 VISULEX Process Vessel Camera
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Lumiglas® K15 VISULEX Process Vessel Camera

Offers live, remote viewing inside reactors, vessels and tanks

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SH Type II Series Sanitary Clamp
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SH Type II Series Sanitary Clamp

Basic 316 stainless steel clamp for hygienic connections, mounts with two bolts and has no hinge

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SSH Series Sanitary Clamp for High Pressure Applications
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SSH Series Sanitary Clamp for High Pressure Applications

Hygienic clamp incorporates a unique profile and two bolts for greater clamping force. Suitable for high pressure applications

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Metaglas, Bolt-On Sight Glasses #13
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Metaglas, Bolt-On Sight Glasses #13

Sight glass window designed for full-face connection to an ANSI flange; DWG #13

Starting At
$980.00 CAD Configure
LumiFlo® LED Light for Inline Sight Glasses
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LumiFlo® LED Light for Inline Sight Glasses

See colour, flow, and particles moving through sight glass with this innovative L.J. Star exclusive product

Starting At
$169.00 CAD Configure
Lumiglas Stainless Steel Luminaire Series USL 15/35
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Lumiglas Stainless Steel Luminaire Series USL 15/35

Optimum for the illumination of bio-reactors, laboratory mixers, filters, boilers, tanks, agitators, separators, pipes, and other sealed vessels in locations that are not potentially explosive

Starting At
$711.00 CAD Configure