The Craft Brewers Conference and BrewEXPO America is the biggest event of the year for the craft beer industry. There’s a lot to see and do, and to help you navigate it all, we present this #CBC2019 preview series. Stay tuned over the next few weeks as we relay the new and cool products and services making their debut around the expo floor this year. If you have an announcement to share, let us know at [email protected]. The 2019 BrewEXPO takes place at the Denver Convention Center from April 8 to 11.
LJ Star Inc. | 17074
L.J. Star Inc. provides an extensive line of process observation equipment — sight glasses, 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.
Well, L.J. Star has introduced yet another great product for craft brewers — its exclusive LumiFlo LED light. Designed to improve visibility for inline sight inspections, the LumiFlo LED light is an innovative hands-free solution that can be easily attached to nearly any inline full view sight glasses in process fluid lines.
Sight glasses are used to observe process steps in a wide variety of industries, ranging from heavy-industry chemical plants to sleek pharmaceutical facilities. Whether for witnessing mixing, verifying flow, observing reactions and documenting cleaning in material processing, utilities or food and beverage industries, fool-proof process observation depends on sight glass windows, sight glass flow indicators and efficient lighting designs.
Until now there wasn’t a viable solution for identifying issues during inspections when the sight flow was located in a dimly lit remote area of the manufacturing plant — making it extremely difficult to see. The breakthrough innovation of the LumiFlo LED light allows operators to clearly see color, flow and particles moving through the sight glass and to visually inspect product quality, clarity, viscosity and consistency, all with a unique hands-free device.
“We identified a great need in the industry for a simple solution like this,” said company President David Star. “Our customers told us stories about how they’ve used the light from their cell phones or a flashlight to try and illuminate dark flow indicators, particularly where there are a lot of shadows. Flashlights usually don’t cast enough light and often produce glare, complicating the inspection process. That’s why we are so excited to bring an exclusive solution like the LumiFlo light to the market.”
Designed to prevent microbial and mildew growth using nano materials, the LumiFlo LED light provides more value than just its affordable price tag. It also saves time during cleaning which avoids costly downtime in the plant and ensures better safety for on-site inspections.
Some of the unique features of the LumiFlo light are:
- FDA compliant silicone enclosure with antimicrobial additives that will not yellow
- Designed to prevent microbial and mildew growth using nano materials
- Easily and securely attaches mechanically under the sight glass thru-bolts without the use of additional fasteners due to its omega design
- Perfect color temperature light output from LED tube, with 98 percent CRI (Color Rendering Index) to identify actual flow colors
- Operating voltage: 24VDC with M12 connection
- Watertight seal for external clean-in-place (CIP) maintenance
- Optional battery pack for additional power for remote, hard-to-wire locations
- Optional light shield that easily clips to the back of light and reduces unwanted glare
For applications where improved lighting provides optimal process visibility, the LumiFlo LED light fits standard sanitary and industrial full-view sight glasses for sizes 1 through 2 ½ in. Designed with highly reliable, long-life LEDs, the LumiFlo LED light provides the perfect amount of light and optimal color temperature for a clear view of processes in the brewery, chemical, pharmaceutical, biotech and food and beverage industries.