Continental STAR Program

Omni Services earns Continental’s STAR Distributor status for the 10th consecutive year.

The Continental STAR Program was established to create the highest standard in industrial hose fabrication which includes product breadth, technical knowledge, industrial hose crimping capabilities, the ability to add value through fabrication and distribution.

The STAR program was created by Continental, formerly Goodyear Engineered Products as a way to verify best-in-class fabrication and distribution practices. Audited and verified through a partnership with Underwriters Laboratories, LLC. (UL) our customers can rest assured that Omni Services has demonstrated the sales and technical expertise necessary to fulfill the rigorous requirements for fabricating high-integrity hose assemblies vital for today’s demanding industries.

Not all hose is created equal and if you are looking for a competitive advantage in today’s fast-paced marketplace, make sure you are purchasing from an elite ContiTech Authorized STAR Distributor.


Eaton Evercool AC Hose

Eaton Evercool AC Hose

Refrigerant hoses are relied upon to keep both equipment operators and shipped goods at adequate temperatures. Unfortunately, these A/C hose systems often leave a substantial and unwanted environmental footprint.

With this in mind, Eaton has introduced the Evercool A/C hose to reduce environmental damage and increase sustainability.


Permeation Elimination

One of the foremost problems with A/C hoses is the loss of coolant as it permeates through the walls of the hose. Not only does this significantly reduce efficiency, but it also causes the release of harmful chemicals into the atmosphere. To counter these ill effects, Eaton has constructed the Evercool hose with a patent-pending two layer construction.

These two layers are combined together through the use of a veneer bond which minimized permeation and maximizes the compatibility of oils and refrigerants. The dual layer construction makes for a hose that is incredibly resistant to wear and kinking. In comparison with other AC hoses, the Evercool surpasses the competition in the temperature range, permeation resistance, and flexibility.

Extreme Performance

There is no doubt that having a reliable A/C hose is a must in commercial applications. Without hose reliability, there is a chance that operators will not be kept cool and neither will the goods that require refrigeration during transportation. The Eaton Evercool hose has an operational temperature range that far surpasses any other A/C hoses in its class. In fact, the Evercool hose is not only more resistant to wear thanks to its dual-layer design, but it is also UV resistant which greatly extends that life of A/C hoses that are continually exposed to direct sunlight.

Benefits of the Evercool AC Hose

  • Low Permeation Value – As it has been shown, the Eaton Evercool hose eliminates the permeation of coolant materials. This helps to reduce the footprint that is left on the environment through the use of harmful chemicals.
  • Heat Resistant – The dual layer construction of the Evercool hose means that it has a much greater resistance to temperature fluctuations, including extended exposure to high temperatures. This significantly reduces the chance of the hose being compromised in high demand applications.
  • Easy to Install – To make the change to the Evercool hose, Eaton has ensured that the hose is designed for easy installation. The hose can be installed in most applications within minutes, providing immediate permeation relief.
  • Multiple Applications – Unlike the A/C hoses of competitors, the Eaton Evercool hose can be used in a variety of implementations, including vehicles used for transportation such as vans and trucks. In addition, the Evercool hose works great in construction air conditioning and refrigeration systems.
  • High Performance – The Eaton Evercool hose has been put through a rigorous testing process which notes the integrity of the couplings by using vibration and impulse testing. This testing will ensure that the hose will perform properly under nearly any condition. In addition, this vibration testing proves that fittings will remain secure when under duress.

In Summary

The Evercool hose eliminates permeation and increases heat resistance through the use of two layers of hose material and the superior design of the Evercool hose offers extreme performance qualities where others fail. If you are in the market for an industrial strength coolant hose, look no further than the Evercool by Eaton.

LPG Delivery Pro Hose

LPG Delivery Pro Hose – Proven Reliability & Longer Service Life.

When it comes to the transfer of liquid propane it is important to have a hose system that is both durable and flexible. With this in mind, Continental ContiTech has developed the LPG Delivery Pro Hose to better meet the demands of the industry. Here are some of the features that make the Delivery Pro Hose well worth consideration:

Contitech LPG Hose

Independently Evaluated

Underwriters Laboratory is well-known as a leader in independent safety and secure product certification, in fact, the LPG Delivery Pro assembly is the only delivery system to be listed by UL. This makes the ContiTech Delivery Pro the premier LPG transfer hose available for both commercial and residential retailers.

LPG Hose Specs

Increased Flexibility

Having a flexible hose is a must when transferring substances like liquid propane gas, and this is especially important in cold weather, as low temperatures can cause hose materials to become rigid. To counter this, ContiTech has constructed the LPG Delivery Pro Hose using a specially designed rubber compound that allows for greater flexibility in temperatures as low as -40 degrees Fahrenheit. This increased flexibility makes it easier for drivers to handle and reel.

Resistant to Abrasion

Often when refilling propane systems, drivers are required to drag LPG hoses over long distances and any resistance against the surface can be problematic. Therefore, ContiTech developed the Delivery Pro hose with a smooth synthetic rubber cover to reduce surface friction.

In addition, this outer cover provides increased protection against abrasion and gashes as it is pulled across the ground, and this goes a long way in increasing the lifespan of the hose.

Reduced Contamination

Contamination is one of the foremost concerns when it comes to transferring liquid propane, as the transfer of fluids can cause substances to buildup in storage tanks and valves.

ContiTech has taken notice of this by implementing advanced technologies and specially designed rubber compounds to reduce the chance of contamination. In the end, this design helps by increasing efficiency levels and customer satisfaction.

Top choice for both commercial and residential use

propane-truckUsing the proper equipment during the transfer of liquid propane is vital for efficiency and safety, and there is no better choice than the LPG Delivery Pro Hose by Continental ContiTech.

The LPG Delivery Pro Hose provides greater flexibility, higher abrasion resistance, a rubber compound made to reduce contamination and is the only LPG hose assembly listed by Underwriter Laboratories. Therefore it is the top choice for both commercial and residential use.

Call or Stop by at a local Omni Services Retail Hose Center near you to order Continental Contitech LPG Delivery Pro Hose.

Flexwing Petroleum Hose

What is Plicord Flexwing Petroleum Hose?

Plicord Flexwing is an industrial hose designed for the transfer of petroleum-based products. Flexwing hoses incorporate many features, such as nitrile synthetic rubber and Continental ContiTech Insta-Lock couplings. Plicord Flexwing hoses are available in an array of specifications to meet most industrial transfer hose needs.


Flexwing industrial hoses can be implemented in both tanker truck service applications, along with interior plant operations. The Flexwing hose is meant for transferring fluids, such as gasoline, oil, and ethanol, up to 50% aromatic content. Plicord Flexwing is made for pressure, gravity flow, and full-suction service, making it useful in a variety of applications.

Who Made It?

The Plicord Flexwing is made by Continental ContiTech, formerly known as Goodyear. Continental ContiTech is known as a leader in the market for rubber and plastics technology. They produce an assortment of high quality components for automobiles and industrial equipment.

Plicord Flexwing Petroleum Industrial Hose

Improved Flexibility

The Plicord Flexwing Petroleum series of industrial hoses incorporate a spiral wire helix, which makes the hose more flexible than most standard industrial hoses.

This increased flexibility means that the Flexwing Petroleum hose can accommodate more applications than ever. Furthermore, the wire helix also adds strength to the industrial hose.

Lighter Weight

Industrial hoses are often heavy and cumbersome, making them difficult to use. The Flexwing Petroleum is made from nitrile synthetic rubber, which not only has a high resistance to oil, it is also light-weight, making for easier operation and portability. In addition, the hose is wrapped in smooth, black synthetic rubber, which help keep the materials light.

Brand Improvement

Industrial hose misidentification can lead to equipment downtime and could result in possible operator injury. Continental ContiTech has taken this into consideration with their Plicord Flexwing Petroleum hoses, and have thus redesigned the branding using brighter colors, so that the hoses can be easily identified.

Hydraulic Hose Condition Monitoring System

Hydraulic hoses are the lifelines on which heavy equipment runs. A failed hydraulic hose can put workers in danger and lead to significant downtime which can cost companies thousands of dollars. The ability to detect problems within hydraulic hoses before they fail will decrease downtime and help keep employees safe. With this in mind, Eaton has developed the LifeSense hydraulic hose condition monitoring system.

The LifeSense system is designed to alert operators when a hydraulic hose is showing signs of failing internally. This type of intelligent hydraulic hose condition monitoring system has been developed to help customers manage their hydraulic powered equipment more effectively and efficiently.

Eaton Lifesense- Hydraulic Hose Condition Monitoring

Eaton offers two options for monitoring the integrity of hydraulic hose:

The more basic of these is the LifeSense Wired detection system. This system works by sending a direct current of 12 or 24 volts the length of the hydraulic hose. There are multiple wire cable lengths that are available for the LifeSense Wired detection system, including lengths of 10, 15, 25, 50, and 100 feet. If the LifeSense unit senses any impending failure an alert will be sent to the Hose Diagnostic Unit or HUD.

The HUD continuously monitors up to 11 hydraulic hoses by receiving real time data regarding the condition of the hydraulic hoses. In addition to the hydraulic hose condition monitoring that the LifeSense Wired system provides, it will also check the integrity of the hose fittings by means of hose fitting sensor monitor.

Eaton also has a LifeSense Wireless system that is a more advanced means of hydraulic hose condition monitoring. The LifeSense Wireless unit optimizes wireless frequency capabilities in order to monitor up to 100 hydraulic hoses and fittings. The information gathered by the wireless system is sent to a secure Eaton server, where you can monitor multiple aspects of the hydraulic system, including connection status, installation data, and trend reports.

This secure server can be accessed from a computer or a mobile device, allowing for unmatched portability. An added benefit of the LifeSense Wireless system is its ability to transmit performance data every seven hours, in addition to the continual monitoring of the hydraulic hoses.

Advantages of Hydraulic Hose Condition Monitoring System:

Implementing the Eaton LifeSense hydraulic hose condition monitoring system has multiple advantages. The detection system will increase the life of the hydraulic hoses by more than 50%, resulting in significant savings and eliminating the need to guess when a hose needs replacing.

Furthermore, Eaton LifeSense drastically reduces the chance for injury or collateral damage, by notifying workers that there is an impending failure that needs to be addressed. This early notification will allow the faulty hydraulic hose to be replaced, before rupture, which greatly reduces downtime, thus saving companies both time and money.

Contact Omni Services @ 1-800-229-2778 for more information on Eaton LifeSense product or for all your hose and fittings inquiries. Download the Hydraulic Hose Condition Monitoring Brochure Below.

What is Eaton Aeroquip Triple Crown?

Triple Crown Hose

Eaton hydraulic hoses have long been known for their durable construction and reliability and this fact is further solidified with the introduction of the Eaton Aeroquip Triple Crown MatchMate® hydraulic hoses. Triple Crown® is an improvement to the MatchMate® line of hydraulic hoses from Eaton that utilize improved hose construction technologies to create one of the most dependable hydraulic hoses on the market.

Triple Crown Hydraulic Hose Brochure

Benefits of the Triple Crown

As the name suggests, there are three notable benefits to using the Triple Crown line of hydraulic hoses from Eaton.

For starters, the Triple Crown line of hoses use an improved wire reinforcement design that allows for higher pressure ratings than those typically found on other hydraulic hoses.

Secondly, the Eaton Aeroquip Triple Crown hoses also take advantage of new insulation materials that increase the hoses ability to withstand abrasion, which in turn leads to longer hose life.

Lastly, the superior construction of the Triple Crown hose series means that the hydraulic hoses are able to withstand a wider range of temperatures.

Eaton Aeroquip Triple Crown MatchMate® Hoses:

  • GH663 – GH663 MatchMate® hydraulic hose is constructed from a synthetic rubber tube and a single wire braid to increase durability and pressure rating. MatchMate® GH663 is designed for use in applications that require the transfer of petroleum and water-based fluids.
  • GH781 – GH781 MatchMate® hydraulic hose is constructed from a double wire braid and a DURA-TUFF synthetic rubber outer cover. This hydraulic hose is meant for use in general applications with petroleum and water-based fluids. GH781 has an operating temperature range of between -40 and 260 degrees Fahrenheit.

Eaton Aeroquip Triple Crown Hoses

  • GH120 – GH120 MatchMate® hydraulic hose is designed for use in temperatures down to -57 degrees Fahrenheit and it works with petroleum or water-based fluids. This hose features a double wire braid for added reinforcement and a synthetic rubber cover to better protect against the elements.
  • GH793 – GH793 MatchMate® hydraulic hose from Eaton is constructed using a double wire braid to better withstand constant flexing and abrasion. This hose is made for general purpose hydraulic use in a variety of applications, including hydraulic systems with petroleum or water-based fluids.
  • GH493 – GH493 MatchMate® hydraulic hose features a 4-spiral wire reinforcement system and a DURA-TUFF synthetic rubber cover. The 4-spiral wire design of GH493 gives this hose added flexibility with a ½ SAE bend radius. This hose is meant for use in general hydraulic applications where extra hose flexibility is needed.
  • FC254 – FC254 MatchMate® hydraulic hose utilizes a heavy duty 4-spiral braid design to increase flexibility. This hydraulic hose is constructed from DURA-TUFF rubber, making it very resistant to damage caused by abrasion. The FC254 is made for general industrial use with petroleum and water-based fluids.

For more information about Eaton’s Aeroquip Triple Crown and other hydraulic hoses visit Omni Services Hydraulic Page.