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 the custom precision and quality his bikes are known for.
Whether you’re a small home workshop or large production, Olivetti Bike Co. is sure to offer some inspiration!
Custom Bike Maker Peter Olivetti
Olivetti Bike Co. Shop Tour
American Rotary phase converters are perfectly suited for precision metalworking equipment such as wire EDM’s, CNC lathes, CNC mills, and other voltage-sensitive applications. General Metal Fabrication equipment such as grinders, welders, shears, brakes, and benders are often run on American Rotary phase converters. Visit our metalworking applications page to learn more today.
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 converter to get the three-phase power they need to manufacture their product.
Whether you are in winemaking, brewing, or any type of food and beverage production, this video will give you a good idea of both the production ability and the output capacity of using a rotary phase converter to obtain three-phase power at an affordable cost.
Customer Profile – Purple Toad Winery
My American Rotary Setup
To learn more about how you can get high-quality three-phase power at low cost for your industrial food and beverage production needs, visit our Food Service Applications page.
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 power supplies) and did not have the ability to do so.
At first, they could only test and repair the devices at their customers’ facilities, which they felt was not the best practice for their company’s image. They then invested in a generator to provide three phase power during the testing. Although this option did work, it was not the best solution. It was very noisy, inconvenient to operate, and was an annoyance to the neighbors while it was running. David knew there had to be a better solution out there.
When David called American Rotary, he was searching for a solution that was easier to operate, ran quieter, cleaner, and was more cost effective than a generator. Fortunately, that is exactly what we had to offer him. He spoke with one of the Application Engineers and they went over all his current and future needs.
Based on that conversation, it was determined that an ADX60 would be the best solution. We also determined adding a transformer to the three phase side of the phase converter was a good addition as well. This will give David the option to test the equipment at different voltage settings if needed off of the same phase converter.
With the American Rotary ADX60, David is also able to let the phase converter run overnight to supply power to his UPS systems to charge the batteries. If he was not able to do this, they would lose the use of the batteries over time and would not be able to periodically charge them. This is all possible now with the phase converter.
David found the ADX60 a great investment which will pay off in a short amount of time. He is now able to sell more UPS systems and repair them in house. The installation of the converter was easy and worked the first time he turned on. He highly recommends this as a solution for anyone or any company that needs three phase power where only single phase power is available.
Phase Converters are an efficient alternative to three phase power. An American Rotary phase converter can be tailored to fit any of your three phase power needs whether it’s being used domestically or internationally. Please call one of our Application engineers today to discuss how we can help your hobby or business grow.