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Jimmy DiResta with American Rotary Phase Converters

A while back, we had the pleasure to visit with the one and only Jimmy DiResta. Jimmy is a designer, builder, maker, educator, and all-around inspiration to many. In this video series, DiResta offers insight into how he got started in his dynamic career, advice on how to create an effective YouTube channel, a tour […]

Olivetti Bike Company with American Rotary Phase Converters

As the second of our many stops on our trip to Colorado, we visited with Owner and Designer, Peter Olivetti, of the Olivetti Bicycle Company. Peter operates his business out of his home workshop in the mountains of Boulder where three-phase power is cost-prohibitive to obtain. In addition, he needs to be able to deliver […]

Keith Rucker & Vintage Machinery with American Rotary Phase Converters

Many of you might know him from Vintagemachinery.org but you may know him even better as Keith Rucker – The agricultural scientist/machinist! Come with us as we head down south to Georgia to meet with Keith and hang out at his shop as well as visit a few of his favorite places along the way. […]

How To Create a Successful YouTube Channel Doing What You Love

If you’re a machinist, metalworker, woodworker, or maker of any sort and have been thinking about how to share your knowledge with the world, this is the video for you! In these videos, we talk with several YouTube channel creators to get their take on what they believe makes a successful channel. What’s interesting to […]

purple toad winery with american rotary phase converters

Purple Toad Winery with American Rotary Phase Converters

At American Rotary, we serve a wide range of customers with a variety of rotary phase converters units. One such market segment is food and beverage production. In this post, we take you to Kentucky where we visit with American Rotary customer, Purple Toad Winery, to learn about their business and how they use a phase […]

Cook on Clay with American Rotary Phase Converters

As part of our trip to the Pacific Northwest earlier this year, we visited many unique businesses and many great business owners. One of those was Cook on Clay. Cook on Clay specializes in making cookware with what’s known as “flameware” clay, which differs from the more commonly known stoneware. Because of their specialization in […]

Saboteur Bakery with American Rotary Phase Converters

If you work in the food service industry you know a lot of industrial food equipment requires three-phase power to operate… You might also be familiar with how critical having the right equipment affects the growth of your business as the demand for your product increases. Here we sit with Matt Tinder of Saboteur to […]

Customer Spotlight: David Evelyn with Precision Power & Air

American Rotary does not only service our customers throughout the United States but we are also worldwide. Not long ago, David reached out to American Rotary looking for a solution to bring three phase into his building located in the Caribbean. The only power available was single phase 120/240v. David’s company needed to test UPS (universal […]

Customer Spotlight: Parks Repair and Restoration

At a young age, Brian learned how to work on things. His Dad ran a bulldozer and his mom stayed home to raise the kids, cook dinner and so on. They were allotted one pair of shoes, two pairs of jeans, and a couple of new shirts at the beginning of the school year. In […]

Customer Profile: The Knotted Cone

In this Customer Profile, we headed to Appleton, Wisconsin to visit with Kathy Turek of The Knotted Cone Gelato Company. Inspired by a trip to Europe, Kathy decided Gelato might have a unique place of its own in the dairy state. Before long she headed back to Italy to study the art and production of […]

Customer Profile: Next Gen Classics

Not long ago, we headed to Clear Lake, Wisconsin to visit American Rotary customer, Jamie Lien of Next Gen Classics where he restores classic cars.  Originally, Jamie started a pull truck team with Next Gen industries owner Matt Anderson and it eventually led to a new business venture in restoring cars, now in its 7th […]

How to Create a Successful YouTube Channel (Part 2)

In our first YouTube Tips video, we gave you a first-hand take on the top 3 tips for creating a successful YouTube channel from many of your favorite machinists. In this video, we go a little deeper and get their thoughts on how they got started, why they share video content, and how to create content […]

2016 Tormach Open House

Not long ago, American Rotary visited another Wisconsin based business and their good friends at Tormach for their 2016 open house. The turn out was amazing as it was packed the entire time! The show featured seminars that were held all day long to help educate and inform machinists at all stages in their development. […]

2016 Bar Z Summer Bash

Stan from Bar Z Industrial held his second annual Bar Z Summer Bash for YouTube fans and fellow YouTube contributors. After American Rotary sent down the AI 12 phase converter for the online contest, Chris and Jason went down as well. Here is a video recap of the day’s events, with commentary from Stan, Adam, […]

2016 Bar Z Summer Bash: Prologue!

Before the 2016 Bar Z Summer Bash event in June, we stopped by the Marton Brothers shop in Lake Elsinore, CA. This was Stan’s second year hosting the bash for YouTube fans and contributors. So while on our visit with John, we decided to whip up something quick in the shop to give away at […]

2016 Bar Z Summer Bash Phase Converter Giveaway

We’re excited to announce that we will be at the 2016 Bar Z Industrial Summer Bash coming up in June. Leading up to the event, we are accepting submissions for the chance to win a 20 HP AI Smart Series Industrial Phase Converter. Enter here for your chance to win and watch below for details! […]

Marton Brothers Machine Shop Tour

In this video, we go behind the scenes with our friend John Marton of Marton Brothers in Lake Elsinore, CA. Marton Brothers is a versatile machine shop that takes on all types of requests and orders of all sizes. Whether it be thousand piece orders or a one-piece order, Marton Brothers can likely do it. […]

2016 NYC CNC Open House Recap

In its second year, the NYC CNC Open House had another great turnout! People came from all over the country and even out of the country to meet and network with other machinists and metalworkers alike.  A huge thanks to John Saunders of NYC CNC for putting this event together. It was a great time! If […]

2016 NYC CNC Open House

On April 30th, we will be attending the 2016 NYC CNC Open House in Zanesville, Ohio, hosted by John Saunders. Last year, we gave away a 10hp AI Industrial Phase Converter. This year we’re excited to give away another phase converter, but we’re going to give away a 20hp Industrial Phase Converter! In addition, we […]

Granite Countertops From Start to Finish with American Rotary Phase Converters

We recently dropped by 301 Granite & Marble in Sarasota, Florida where they design, manufacture, and install premium counter-top surfaces, cabinets, and flooring. In this video, we specifically took a look at their bridge saw they use for cutting granite counter-tops, and how they were meeting the output they need with an American Rotary phase […]

NYC CNC Open House with John Saunders

The DEATH of traditional tradeshows?   When you go to a trade-show, do you ever get the feeling that you are being sold to?  If you are like me, I just want to look at equipment and get more information.  A tradeshow provides a chance to see a machine up close, but everyone knows that […]

MD Helicopters and Notar with American Rotary Phase Converters

American Rotary visits an MD helicopter maintenance facility. They have a shop full of 3-phase equipment from mills and lathes to welders and air compressors. Hangars that are off the 3-phase grid can run three phase equipment on American Rotary phase converters.

Jeff Kress of Clamp-it-Once with American Rotary Phase Converters

Dave & Dave visit East Side Cabinets, a maker of european style cabinets. Bryan gives us a tour of his shop and shows how multiple phase converters from American Rotary power all of his equipment from his edge-bander, air-compressor, to his CNC router, all three-phase. As East Side expands, American Rotary has continued to provide […]

Life Long Memories with American Rotary Phase Converters

We visit Life Long Memories, a company that has custom equipment to perforate paper to make bookmarks for the funeral industry. The equipment has a regenerative blower, vacuum pump, and several motors that drive linear motion. They are all controlled by VFD’s (variable frequency drives) and powered by an American Rotary Phase Converter.

Furniture Sculptor Henry Royer with American Rotary Phase Converters

Dave & Dave visit famous furniture sculptor Henry Royer. Henry runs his entire shop on an American Rotary phase converter. He details some of his past experiences with other rotary-type phase converters, and gives us a tour of some of the equipment that helps him and his daughter to do their incredible art. It was […]