How to Properly Size a Braid Band

By OmegaOne
August 08, 2019 Category: Braid Bands

What is a Braid Band? Omega One offers AMFM braid bands which are used for welding together industrial metal hoses. We offer a variety of different sizes and materials for our braid bands. Sizing You Braid Bands Properly sizing your braidband is essential to your application functionality. In order to correctly choose a size for your braid bands, we supply you with an AMFM size gauge. This gauge is easy to use and eliminates the need for you to have a sample selection of our braid bands on hand! Our Braid Band Sizing Capabilities We make every braid band for every 15 thousandths of an inch is a new braid band. We make them predominantly out of 304 but do have 316 available, and we do make them in Copper or Monel as needed. We can do a variety of widths and standard widths. We can also imprint information on the bands such as codes or numbers. You can view all of our capabilities and configuration when it comes to braid bands in our catalog. Fittings Made Easy At OmegaOne we try

O-Rings From OmegaOne

By OmegaOne
July 30, 2019 Category: Unique Fittings, O Rings

An O-ring is a circular black doughnut shaped gasket that is provided on a number of our fittings at OmegaOne. O-rings are an additional seal on fittings that allows the fitting a better seal even in high or low temperatures and the pressures. There are four main types of o-rings: buna, viton, silicone, and nitrile. Each type of o-ring is used for a different type of o-ring depending on the conditions your application will be working in. Buna O-Rings Buna O-rings are the most common rings used throughout the fittings industry. They are the standard O-ring at OmegaOne. These rings serve a wide range of temperatures from 40 below zero to 250 degrees Fahrenheit. They are resistant to oil, solvent, water, gasoline, and propane applications. They are built to resist abrasion. Viton O-Rings Viton O-rings are the next most common ring which can handle temperatures from about 15 below to 440 degrees Fahrenheit. Therefore, these rings work well in higher temperature environments, oxygen

Why Choose OmegaOne for Your Stainless Steel Fittings?

By OmegaOne
July 23, 2019 Category: Unique Fittings

OmegaOne is a premier provider of fittings including stainless steel tube and pipe fittings, and AMFM braid bands. There are a lot of reasons why OmegaOne is one of the best manufacturers of steel fittings. Why Customers Love OmegaOne We are an ISO certified stocking manufacturer with a generous inventory, short lead times, and we are always 100% here for our customers. Though our prices are not the industry low, they are a great competitive price for the quality you get with us. UniqueFittings A couple of years ago, a distributor came to us and was looking for a particular kind of fitting that one of the major stainless-steel fittings suppliers was unable to produce wasnt a standard product of ours. In order to produce this product, we researched how to work this product and worked with the distributor to make this uniqueproduct for them. It was a multi-month process of research, manufacturing, getting the standard up to speed, and then educating. We achieved the delivery targets,

Omega-Seal Offers New and Unique Advantages to Your Tube Fittings

By Omega One
July 08, 2019 Category: Omega Seal

OmegaOne is here to announce a new product line that many of our customers have been asking for! Omega-Seal is a line of O-Ring Face Seal fittings from OmegaOne. This new fitting has many advantages for your tube applications. Advantages of Omega-Seal Fittings O-ring face seal is fairly common in our industry. OmegaOne named our line Omega-Seal. The difference between the Omega-Seal fitting and other fittings we make which use o-rings, is that the o-ring seals on the face of the fitting. As with our other fittings, there are three main components, fitting body, nut, and sleeve. There are two different type of sleeves used with o-ring face seal fittings, a mechanical sleeve and a braze sleeve. OmegaOne is manufacturing both type of sleeves. High-Quality Seals These fittings are really easy to service and change if need be. They are very commonly used in shipbuilding and CNG as they offer a leak-free connection up to 9000 PSA and can handle a wide variety of temperatures applications

The Advantages of Working with OmegaOne -- The Stainless-Steel Fittings You Need

By OmegaOne
June 27, 2019 Category: Custom Fittings, Manufacturing, Fittings Made Easy

OmegaOne is a manufacturer of stainless-steel fittings and AMFM braid bands. We pride ourselves on our ability to provide you with unique advantages in regards to your fitting needs. OmegaOne is Certified and Capable As an ISO certified stocking manufacturer, we are able to provide a full line of stainless-steel hydraulic fittings and adapters as well as the AMFM braid bands with very short lead times. We have a very generous inventory but if you request a part that we happen to not have in stock, chances are it is already in production. Responsive and Knowledgable Customer Service Likewise, if you are in need ofcustom fittings, we have some of the most responsive customer service and shortest lead times. Many other manufacturers actually call us to help them produce some of the special orders that they are not capable of making. Our customer service team is also able to help you with questions and concerns about your fittings and your applications. Many customers often have questions

Fittings Made Easy with OmegaOne

By OmegaOne
June 26, 2019 Category: , Custom Fittings, Fittings Made Easy

At OmegaOne, we manufacture stainless steel hydraulic fittings and adapters. We pride ourselves on our ability to provide our customers with standard, custom, easy fittings with top quality and material traceability. We make a variety of fittings in sizes from 1/8 of an inch through 2 inches. All of our products are manufactured domestically in the United States. Common Fittings We Manufacture: Omega Flare, 37-degree flare fitting Omega Bite, bite type flareless fitting Omega Pipe, NPT pipe and NPSM swivel fittings Omega Hose, including hose barb and weld end fittings Weld end fittings OmegaOne focuses on being a solution provider, and we have excellent availability. Our lead times are the shortest in the industry, and we keep a generous inventory. OmegaOne Manufactures the AMFMBraid Band One of the products that we manufacture is an AMFM Braid Band. OmegaOne introduced braid bands which revolutionized the hose fitting industry. These braid bands are used for welding together

The Benefits of Complete Material Traceability

By OmegaOne
June 11, 2019 Category: Material Traceability

At OmegaOne, we manufacturer stainless steel hydraulic fittings and adapters. We also manufacturer braid bands for use in the metal hosts application process. In order to ensure complete customer satisfaction and quality assurance, we offer material traceability for all of our products. All of Our Fittings and Braid Bandsare Fully Traceable Material traceability is the ability for our products to be marked with a code and or information. This identifies our product as made by OmegaOne, so our company logo and material type are part of that process as well as a three-digit heat code. What thisallows us to do is either at the time of order or following the order you can contact us for the information, and we can easily retrieve it. We can offer whats called a certificate of compliance, which states the material properties. We can also provide whats called the full MTR material traceability report that goes all the way back to the raw material and how the metal was formed. Why OmegaOne

Technical Bulletin: Thread Galling

By Morgan McIntosh
July 10, 2017 Category: Manufacturing

Fitting.Made.Easy. Technical Bulletin Thread Galling Thread galling is a common concern with stainless steel fittings. When two surfaces come into contact with each other there can be adhesion which can cause a tearing of the metal on the thread. This is referred to as thread galling. Galling will cause threads to not seat properly which will cause the fitting to not seal properly and ultimately fail. While thread galling can occur when proper installation and use is followed the problem is easily preventable. Thread galling will not occur with SAE, UNC straight threads or BSPP (British Parallel Port). OmegaOne stocks both flare fittings (TX) and flareless (F) which are straight threads. BSPP fittings are available as a non-standard. OmegaOne flare fittings (TX) follow torque SAE specifications and will not gall unless the torque specification is exceeded. Flareless (F Series) nuts are manufactured with a Moly-Coating to lubricate the threads preventing thread galling. Both male

Technical Bulletin: Taper Threads

By Morgan McIntosh
July 10, 2017 Category: Manufacturing

OmegaOne manufactures stainless steel hydraulic fittings and adapters in a variety of thread types. There are two main categories of threads which encompass the offering from OmegaOne. The two types of threads are straight or parallel threads and taper threads that both perform and seal differently. This blog covers taper threads, straight threads are covered separately. NPT and NPTF Tapered threaded pipe is commonly used in systems that handle liquids, gasses, steam and hydraulic fluids. OmegaOne fittings and adapters are manufactured primarily for use in hydraulic systems. The most common fitting in the United States and Canada is the National Pipe Taper thread or NPT. The seal for an NPT thread is a mechanical seal. The seal is formed as the male and female threads are tightened together forming a dry seal. The thread angle on an NPT and NPTF thread is 60 70 that have flattened peaks and valleys which is referred to as a Sellers form. Threads per inch, pitch and the peaks and valleys

British Thread Reducing Adapter

By Morgan McIntosh
March 07, 2017 Category: Custom Fittings, Manufacturing

This British Thread Reducing Adapter is 1/2 male BSPP by -3 SAE Female thread. This adapter also required the hex to be milled down to 30mm.

Weld on Swivel Elbow

By Morgan McIntosh
February 13, 2017 Category: Custom Fittings, Manufacturing

Have you ever needed a flare fitting by weld-on? OmegaOne has made a special BHJS-4-SE for a customer who needs to connect their metal hose assembly using an elbow rather than the standard straight weld-on fitting. OmegaOne is able to modify any of our elbow fittings, Flare, Flareless or Pipe Swivel fittings to mate to a welded metal hose. Inquire with our sales team today to develop a solution to your metal hose fabrication solution.

How to Size Braid Bands

By Morgan McIntosh
November 23, 2016 Category: Manufacturing

Braid bands, also referred to as braid sleeves or braid ferrules, are used to secure woven braided sleeves that cover corrugated metal hoses. The braided sleeve provides strength to the corrugated metal hose, and also protects the hose from abrasion. The AMFM Braid Band retains the braided sleeve against the hose and allows the two parts to be welded together. Understanding the sizing process for AMFM Braid Bands is a crucial step in selecting and ordering the right parts. Today, well walk you through the steps to correctly sizing your brand bands. About our AMFM Braid Bands The AMFM Braid Band was designed to accommodate the variable factors in hose fabrication. It is a solid band manufactured for 3/16 through 2 hose sizes. Braid Band (ID) sizes are manufactured in 0.150 increments from .420 through 3. The AMFM Braid Band is primarily manufactured from 304 Stainless Steel, with availability in 316 Stainless Steel, Copper and Monel. The incremental sizing allows the fabricator to

British Thread Connector

By Morgan McIntosh
October 31, 2016 Category: Custom Fittings, Manufacturing

This special straight thread connector is a 1/2 flare tube fitting by 1/2 British Standard Parallel Port (BSPP) thread. This BSPP fitting was manufactured with a bonded seal. The bonded seal integrates the steel plated retaining washer and the rubber o-ring offering a one piece solution. The TX-8-GC-BSPP has a groove machined on the face of the hex and the o-ring seal seats flat against the opposing flat surface. BSPP Threads There are two types of British Standard Pipe Threads. There is the BSP/BSPT which refer to the same thread standard which is for a taper thread. The BSPP standard refers to a straight thread vs the taper thread of the BSPT. BSPP stands for British Standard Pipe Parallel thread. Popular in Europe including the UK as well as parts of Asia, the BSPP straight thread fitting seals with a bonded seal to accomplish the seal. The bonded seal (similar to an O-Ring on an SAE straight thread) is compressed between the shoulder of the fitting and the face of the female thread

Agile Supply Chains: Reducing Costs while Increasing Productivity

By Morgan McIntosh
September 16, 2016 Category: Manufacturing

Most manufacturers these days are extremely familiar with the supply chain concept of lean, which centers on minimizing waste. But a new supply chain methodology is climbing the ranks in the list of manufacturing principles, and many experts argue that this new strategy may actually prove more beneficial for some companies than the lean strategy. So, what exactly is this new supply chain principle? Agile supply chains: an alternate strategy. While the lean supply chain certainly offers great benefits for many companies (including reduced costs and minimized waste) this strategy tends to work best when the manufacturer is producing a large volume of products with a consistent level of demand and a small amount of variety. For companies with more unpredictable demand who manufacture a greater variety of goods (including frequent customized goods), an agile supply chain strategy will often be more effective at reducing costs and increasing productivity. For these companies, the volume

5 Undeniable Benefits of Reshoring

By Morgan McIntosh
August 03, 2016 Category: Manufacturing

In recent years, there has been a strong push from both American consumers and American businesses to bring manufacturing back home to the U.S. This growing interest in reshoring isnt surprising: Following the offshoring movement (the process of sending jobs from the U.S. to foreign countries with cheaper labor) that began in the 70s and 80s, the American economy has experienced its fair share of downturns and setbacks, including increased unemployment and weakened global competitiveness. Check out these 5 undeniable benefits of manufacturing reshoring that cant afford to be ignored. 1. Reshoring means higher quality products for consumers. Foreign manufacturing is all about offering the cheapest solutions on the market cheap labor, cheap tools, cheap technologies, and cheap processes. Cheap manufacturing was all the rage several decades ago, but American consumers have begun to grow tired of poorly made (and sometimes even unsafe) goods produced in countries with lax manufacturing

Monel Specials

By Morgan McIntosh
July 29, 2016 Category: Custom Fittings, Manufacturing

OmegaOne is your source for exotic special fittings. We offer the fastest deliveries in the industry. OmegaOne produced a series of special Monel fittings for a customer. This project contained four different configurations, BSPT by JIC, and BHJS-16 Two fitting were manufactured to hold 5,000 PSI at a 4:1 safety factor, a 1 1/2 JIC Flare Fitting 45 degree Swivel Elbow and a 1 1/2 swivel straight thread connector Thread End Reducer (TER). Contact our sales team to assist with you special high pressure or exotic metal fitting requirements.

Class 3 Thread

By Morgan McIntosh
July 29, 2016 Category: Custom Fittings, Manufacturing

OmegaOne manufactured this special 1 BHJS with Class 3 threads and lock wire. United Thread Standards are used to define the machining of threads. The standards cover many different aspects of threaded products, including products OmegaOne manufactures. There are three primary classification categories used. OmegaOne manufactures primarily Class 2 threads which are call for on with our standard product. Class 2 threads are the most common, the level to which OmegaOne fittings are manufactured to as standard. In some occasions, Class 3 threads are used in manufacturing when tighter tolerances are required. A customer recently requested a standard BHJS fitting with a few special modifications. This BHJS fitting was manufactured to a Class 3 threads as well as incorporating a lock wire to incorporate an additional level of safety. Contact the OmegaOne sale team today for help to construct your special fitting needs! Click this link for additional information regarding UTS thread

3 Reasons to Use Stainless Steel Fittings with Omega One

By Morgan McIntosh
June 23, 2016 Category: Manufacturing

Steel is one of the most commonly used materials in the world. That said, people often forget that there many types of steels, each with their own differing properties and uses. According to the World Steel Association, there are more than 3,500 different grades of steel with vastly different properties. With all of these varieties of steel available for purchase on the market, its important to remember that not all types of steel are considered equal. When it comes to fittings, you NEED to be using stainless steel. When it comes to choosing a steel fitting, your primary options are stainless steel or carbon steel. So, whats the difference? Carbon steel contains anywhere from 0.04% to 1.50% carbon. It can be broken into 3 main subcategories, based on the level of carbon present: Low carbon steel (also known as mild steel) Medium carbon steel High carbon steel Stainless steel is a metal alloy containing iron, and must contain at least 10.5% chromium (although it may contain much

Custom Laser Tag Plug P-HP

By Morgan McIntosh
June 10, 2016 Category: Custom Fittings, Manufacturing

A customer approached OmegaOne with a special request. On a standard pipe plug (P-6-HP) the customer required a special tag marked on the head of the plug. Saving the customer the time, cost and effort of tagging the parts themselves OmegaOne provided a solution with parts delivered on time and ready for the application!

11000 PSI High Pressure Fittings

By Morgan McIntosh
June 08, 2016 Category: Products

To meet pressure requirements for a special application OmegaOne developed a two special Male Flare Connectors (TX-24-C and TX-24-16-C) and a Thread End Reducer (TX-32-24-TER) to accommodate an application requiring 11,000 psi and maintaining a safety factor of 4:1. These parts shipped with full material certification for this critical application. If you have special product requirements, contact OmegaOne so we can assist with your high pressure applications.

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