Company Profile

The Specialty Mfg. Co. (SMC)

Specialty Mfg Co. manufactures a variety of valves and check valves made of plastic, brass and stainless steel for industries including automotive, medical, water purification, chemical and beverage dispensing. Valve types offered include, ball, check, needle, selector, and miniature valves. Swivels, strainers, filters, pressure controls and custom products are also available.

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Company Info

P: 651-653-0599
F: 651-653-0989
5858 Centerville Rd.
Specialty Industrial Park
Saint Paul, MN 55127

The Specialty Mfg. Co. (SMC) Entries

  • ►  Valves • Ball Valves 

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    There are an array of different type of ball valves available from the manufacturers below.

    Specialty Mfg. Co. manufactures brass, stainless steel and plastic ball valves in a variety of configurations, sizes and materials. Port options include pipe thread (NPT), hose barb, flare, push-fit, and JACO and socket ends. Materials include brass, PVC, stainless steel, PVDF (Kynar), polypropylene, nylon and ABS.

  • ►  Valves • Check Valves 

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    Check valves are used for automatically limiting fluid flow in a piping system to a single direction

    SMC manufactures a variety of plastic, brass and stainless steel check valves designed in ball, poppet and foot styles. Plastic types incorporate multiple configurations, sizes, materials and cracking pressures and feature pipe thread (NPT), hose barb, push-to-connect and JACO end configurations. Brass and stainless steel check valves feature piston, poppet and ball styles with pipe thread (NPT), hose barb and flare end configurations in pressure ranges to 3000 psi.

  • ►  Valves • Ball Valves • Plastic Ball Valves 

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    Plastic Ball Valves

    SMC is a manufacturer of plastic ball valves. Features include hose barb, pipe thread (NPT), Jaco, push-fit and socket end configurations; polypropylene, PVC, nylon and PVDF (Kynar) materials; ethylene propylene, Buna-N and fluoroelastomer (Viton) seal materials; for water beverage, air, mixing and sampling, and chemical applications. Types include two-way right angle, two-way, three-way trunnion, three-way and T-Link plastic ball valves.

  • ►  Valves • Ball Valves • Stainless Steel Ball Valves 

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    Stainless Steel Ball Valves

    The Specialty Mfg. Co. or SMC manufactures a variety of stainless steel ball valves with multiple configurations, sizes and materials. The 2000, 3000 and 5000 series features ball valves with 316 or 303 stainless body, ends and ball with Teflon seats and stainless steel handle screw. The 2000, 3000 and 5000 series of stainless steel ball valves also includes 1/4" NPT, 3/8" NPT, and 1/2" NPT respectively.

  • ►  Valves • Ball Valves • Ball Check Valves 

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    Ball Check Valves

    SMC makes a wide line of ball check valves made of brass, electroless nickel plated brass, and stainless steel. Ball check valves offer push-fit, pipe thread (NPT), flare end, or hose barb connections, as well as seal material made from fluoroelastomer, ethylene propylene, Neoprene or Buna-N.

  • ►  Valves • Ball Valves • Three Way Ball Valves 

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    3 Way Ball Valves

    Specialty Mfg. Co. manufactures 3-way ball valves and a 3-way trunnion ball valve. All of the company's 3-way ball valves have a maximum operating pressure of 125 psi and a maximum operating temperature 140F. They are typically used in air, water, beverage, chemical, mixing, and sampling applications.

  • ►  Valves • Check Valves • PVC Check Valves 

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    PVC Check Valves

    SMC manufactures a wide variety of PVC ball check valves with 1 psi stainless spring and ball configuration. Other models include the 426 Series Foot valve with 3/8" hose barb and mesh stainless suction strainer screen.

  • ►  Valves • Pneumatic Valves 

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    Pneumatic valves are used in a variety of applications including high speed combustion engines including high performance race engines.

    The Specialty Manufacturing Company (SMC) produces several valves for pneumatic use, including plastic ball and check valves that come in a variety of body materials (PVC, polypropylene, etc.) and seal materials (Buna-N, Viton, etc.); brass and stainless steel ball valves made with inline, right angle, as well as 1-, 2-, 3-, 4-, and 5-way body styles; and brass and stainless steel check valves. Other selections include brass and plastic needle valves; miniature toggle, push-button, and needle valves; selector valves; and related accessories such as pressure controls, swivels, strainers, and filters.

  • ►  Valves • Needle Valves 

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    A needle valves have a relatively small orifice and a long, tapered seat, and a needle-shaped plunger on the end of a screw and are exact fits on the seat.

    Specialty Mfg. Co is a manufacturer of a wide selection of valve products, including brass and plastic needle valves in a variety of sizes. The NV series are compact and offer a 3 turn adjustment in the needle. A 6.5 turn adjustment is also offered.

  • ►  Valves • Ball Valves • Brass Ball Valves 

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    Brass Ball Valves

    All of SMC's brass ball valves are designed in multiple configurations, sizes and materials. Options include pipe thread, hose barb, flare and compression end configurations, as well as Buna-N, ethylene propylene and fluoroelastomer, and neoprene seals. All brass ball valves are UL approved or UR recognized.

  • ►  Valves • Ball Valves • PVC Ball Valves 

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    PVC Ball Valves

    SMC manufactures PVC ball valves in multiple configurations, sizes and materials. PVC ball valves offer options such as pipe thread (NPT), hose barb, push-fit, Jaco and socket end connections, PVC, polypropylene, PVDF and nylon materials, Buna-N, ethylene propylene and fluoroelastomer seal materials, NSF and FDA approved materials, and more.

  • ►  Valves • Shut-off Valves 

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    Shut-off valves are used to close a line and stop flow of materials. Shut-off valves can be manual or automated to operated at a preset condition.

    The Specialty Mfg. Co. needle valves used for positive shut-off. Featuring maximum operating pressure of 500 psi, maximum operating temperature of 180F, and through hole diameter of .156", these shut-off valves feature a compact design that allows for multiple configurations.

  • ►  Valves • Check Valves • Brass Check Valves 

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    Brass Check Valves

    The Specialty Manufacturing Co manufactures brass check valves, including a variety of brass piston, ball and poppet check valves in a broad selection of sizes for a wide range of applications.

  • ►  Valves • Check Valves • Spring Check Valves 

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    Spring Check Valves

    The Specialty Mfg. Co. manufactures 1 psi stainless spring and ball check valves that feature gray PVC construction. The valves feature a spring material for chemical resistance applications, and are available as nylon, PVDF, and glass filled.

  • ►  Valves • Check Valves • Plastic Check Valves 

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    Plastic Check Valves

    Specialty Manufacturing Co offers plastic check valves in a wide range of sizes and configurations including the 695 ball check valve with a design that incorporates a stainless ball that seals on an o-ring seat. Other plastic check ball valves from SMC including the 427 series poppet check valve, 426 series foot valve, and 687 series poppet valve.

  • ►  Valves • Plug Valves 

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    Plug valves are comprised of conically-tapered or cylindrical plugs rotated inside the valve body control media flow though the valve.

    Specialty Mfg. Co. offers one-way plug valves that feature a one-piece brass body and O-ring face seal plug design for one-way high pressure and vacuum applications.

  • ►  Valves • Poppet Valves 

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    Poppet valves (mushroom valves) generally operate on differential pressure for applications including tire valves as well as internal combustion and steam engines.

    Specialty Mfg. Co. produces brass, stainless steel, and plastic poppet check valves. The majority of the brass and stainless steel poppet check valves feature an economical, general use design that provides a positive seal down to approximately 1/2 psi back pressure. One series is designed for high pressure up to 5,000 psi. The majority of the plastic poppet check valves feature a maximum operating pressure of 125 psi, and are used for a wide range of air and fluid applications.

  • ►  Valves • Pinch Valves 

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    Pinch valves are comprised of a fully ported or full bored design using a pinching effect to obstruct media flow in cement, chemical and waste water applications.

    Specialty Mfg. Co. produces 1/4" outer diameter tube pinch valves, 1/8" outer diameter tube pinch valves, miniature pinch valves designed to fit 1/8" and 1/4" outer diameter tubing applications, and pinch toggle valves designed to fit 1/8" outer diameter applications.

  • ►  Valves • Hand Operated Valves 

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    Hand operated valves are engaged through a manual mechanism such as a lever, wheel or handle as opposed to actuation or motor control.

    SMC are manufacturers of hand operated brass and steel ball valves. There are two dozen manually operated ball valve series' to choose from, include one way, two way, two way right angle, three way, four way, five way, and many others.

  • ►  Machining • 9 Axis Machining 

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    9-axis machining services offer precision machining in high volumes for close tolerances.

    SMC Precision offers 3 to 9 axis CNC Swiss type screw machining in low to high volumes in close tolerance. These machines are exceptional for small parts. SMC also has 7 to 13 axis CNC high productivity multi-tasking machines capable of turning and milling at one time. These machines are used for complex parts.

  • ►  Machining • Composite Machining 

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    Composites and advanced composite materials for close tolerance and special applications. Machining types include honeycomb, Kevlar, fiberglass and more.

    SMC Precision Machining Division offers composite (plastic) machining, CNC milling and turning, Swiss turning, EDM, and screw machines. Materials include exotics, teflon, nylon, acetal, aluminum, brass, bronze, cast iron, steel and stainless. SMC also has an engineering department to assist in product design.

  • ►  Valves • Miniature Valves • Miniature Check Valves 

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    Specialty manufactures and distributes a variety of check and shuttle valves composed of electroless nickel plate brass and stainless steel, in a range of sizes including  1/16, 2/32, 1/8 barb, 10-32F and 10-32-M. Suitable applications include arefrigeration, oxygen, cryogenics, gas, water and air.

  • ►  Valves • Miniature Valves 

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    Miniature valves are any style or type of valve manufactured for small scale application.

    Specialty Mfg. Co. offers miniature toggle valves, push button valves, needle valves, routing valves, pinch valves, pilot valves, check valves, regulators, fittings, swivels, etc. Valves are available in 10-32 thread, 1/8 pipe thread, 1/16, 3/32, and 1/8 barb configurations. Seal materials include: Buna-N, Ethylene Propylene, and Fluoroelastomer. Valves come in in-line, right-angle, panel-mount, two, three, and four way body styles. Valve applications include: air, vacuum, water, gas, cryogenic, oxygen, medical, dental, metering, mixing, etc.

  • ►  Valves • Acid Resistant Valves 

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    Corrosion resisant valves used in applications where acid is present.

    The Specialty Mfg. Co. manufactures chemically resistant plastic check foot valves and plastic ball valves. The foot valves feature maximum operating pressure of 125 psi, maximum operating temperature of 140F, and seat area open diameter of .250. The ball valves feature ball through hole diameter of .312, and the same maximum operating pressure and maximum operating temperature as the foot valves.

  • ►  Valves • Push Button Valves 

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    Push button valves are valves that have a usually hand operated button apparatus used to either relieve pressure or change flow.

    The Specialty Mfg. Co. (SMC) offers standard, 1/8 MNPT non-panel mount, 1/8 FNPT non-panel mount, 1/8 MNPT panel mount, and 1/8 FNPT panel mount push button valves. Standard push-button valves have the following features: toggle actuation forces tested at 50 PSI, flow rates to 2.5 SCFM, operating temperatures ranging from -25 to 180°F, operating pressures ranging from 0 to 125 PSI, and panel mounting options ranging from 1/4" to 1/2". The Specialty Mfg. also offers push-button soldered barbs, manifold cartridge valves, side port normally open valves, MNPT reverse flow, etc.

  • ►  Valves • Needle Valves • Plastic Needle Valves 

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    The Specialty Mfg. Co. (SMC) offers 586 Series plastic needle valves with black nylon hex nuts. These valves feature 2.5 degree tips, pressure ratings up to 125 PSI, black filled polyester knobs, and Teflon stem seals.

  • ►  Valves • Pilot Valves 

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    Pilot valves are high pressure control valves commonly used in critical applications and can be set as push to activate or as a dead man's style switch.

    The Specialty Mfg. Co. (SMC) is a supplier of standard and specialty valves for a wide variety of applications. Available products offered include standard pilot valves featuring 1/16" barb, 3-way exhausting, normally closed operation, buna seal, 10-32 female inlet port and 1/8" outlet barb port as well as stainless steel construction.

  • ►  Valves • Selector Valves 

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    Selector valves are designed to allow a single input to be designated to one of multiple outputs.

    The Specialty Mfg. Co. (SMC) offers a wide range of selector valve models, including: routing, 735 five-way ball, 734 four-way ball, 711 rolover, and 326 three-way ball. Model MRV 2-2NO multi-function routing valves feature operating pressures ranging from 0 to 125 PSI, operating temperatures ranging from -25 to 180°F, flow rates up to 2.7 SCFM, and toggle actuation force tested at 50 PSI. These valves are constructed from 302 stainless steel and electroless nickel plated brass materials. The Specialty Mfg. also offers dual toggle valves, 835 five-way ball valves, 701 three-way ball valves, and 752 three-way ball valves.

  • ►  Machining • Brass Machining 

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    Machining services for brass, a versatile and easily processed metal composed primarily of zinc and copper materials.

    The Specialty Mfg. Co. (SMC) is a supplier of standard and custom valves as well as custom machining services. Brass machining services available include CNC milling and turning in addition to Swiss turning, automatic screw machining, EDM machining.

  • ►  Valves • Gas Valves 

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    Gas valves are utilized for regulating, stopping, or starting gas flows in a variety of heating applications.

    The Specialty Mfg. Co. (SMC) offers ball check and relief valves. 490 Series ball check valves feature operating pressures up to 3000 PSI, flow diameters up to 0.280", cracking pressure limits ranging from 1 to 70 PSI, and operating temperatures ranging from -50 to +375°F. Model 667 brass relief valves can handle flow rates up to 4 GPM, and they are constructed from Viton, EPDM, and Buna-N materials.

  • ►  Valves • Gas Valves • Oxygen Valves 

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    The Specialty Mfg. Co. (SMC) offers oxygen valves in the following configurations: stainless steel check, stainless steel ball, plastic/brass needle, brass check, and standard brass. 3000 Series two-way ball valves come with 3/8 FNPT inlet/outlet ports, and they are constructed from fluoroelastomer, ethylene propylene, and Buna-N materials. These valves feature operating temperatures up to 180°F, operating pressures up to 500 PSI, reversed handles, and ball through hole diameters up to 0.375". SMC also supplies pressure controls, filters, strainers, swivels, miniature valves, etc.

  • ►  Valves • Needle Valves • Brass Needle Valves 

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    SMC manufactures brass needle valves available in multiple configurations, sizes and materials. Options and applications include hose barb, pipe thread (NPT), push-to-connect, compression and JACO end configurations. Products are available in in-line, panel mount, and right angle body styles.