A manufacturer of machines used to fabricate neon signs uses a solenoid valve to vent the machine daily. The application required the manufacturer to weld a special flange to the vent valve body. Costly weld failures occurred.

Southwestern Controls had GC Valves, one of its valve suppliers, furnish a valve with the needed flange machined integral to the valve body. This eliminated the need for a weld. The new valve significantly reduced the manufacturer’s production and warranty costs.