Category Archives: Food Service

Blog articles on three phase power for food service applications

Rock Point Oyster Company with American Rotary Phase Converters

Not long ago, American Rotary made a trip out to the Pacific Northwest to visit with a number of customers. One of those visits included David Steele of Rock Point Oyster Company.

In the videos below we give you an overview of his business, a tour of his operations, and of course, his American Rotary setup. David has an incredible story and any business owner or entrepreneur will find an appreciation for David’s business.

Customer Profile – Rock Point Oyster Co.

Rock Point Oyster Co. – Field Tour

Rock Point Oyster Co. – Nursery Tour

Rock Point Oyster Co. – My American Rotary Setup

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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 the tasty treat and since returning has been bringing the high-quality treat and happy taste buds to many from around the area.

While The Knotted Cone may be sold out of a food truck, the gelato is carefully made in Kathy’s lab with specialized industrial food service equipment that requires three-phase power to operate.

Kathy’s lab is located where three-phase power is not so when she needed an affordable solution to make her dream a reality, American Rotary was able to help.

Here are a few takes of our time with The Knotted Cone.

The Knotted Cone Customer Profile:

The Knotted Cone’s American Rotary Phase Converter Setup:

Gelato Food Truck Tour:

The Difference Between Gelato and Ice Cream:

All of American Rotary phase converters have been designed to provide the precision output voltage needed for voltage sensitive applications such as pizza ovens, regular ovens, rotisseries and ice cream machines. This type of quality performance is ideal for Hobart mixers, wine presses, coffee grinders and other types of food processing machines.

To learn more, visit our Food Service product page or download our free three phase power resource guide below.

5 Tips for Starting a Brewery

In this video we continue our time spent at Voodoo Brewing. Here we sit down and get a first-hand take on what they believe are the 5 most important things for starting a brewery and succeeding in a competitive industry. See here for our first video, of the brewery tour.

All of American Rotary phase converters have been designed to provide the precision output voltage needed for voltage sensitive applications such as those involved in the food and beverage industry. This type of quality performance is ideal for Hobart mixers, wine presses, coffee grinders and other types of food processing machines.

Three Phase Power for Brewing – Voodoo Brewery Tour

This video is from our recent trip back out east to Voodoo Brewery in Meadville, Pennsylvania. The brewery is loaded with history dating back to the early 1900’s and makes exceptional barrel aged beer.

To run their equipment, they use an American Rotary AD phase converter to deliver a quality supply of power that is both high in performance and cost effective.

Join us as we go behind the scenes to take a look at their operations as well as talk with some great people we met out front in their pub! Looking to start a brewery of your own? Check out these 5 Tips for Starting a Brewery as Part 2 of this 2-Part video series.

As you can see, the building that the brewery occupies was built in 1900. A lot of times in buildings both new and old, three-phase power is not readily available. As a result, the first option many people explore is having the electric company route three-phase power to their building. However, whether your location is far or close for them to do that it is costly and more expensive than purchasing a phase converter to not only do the same thing, but deliver the precise amount of power you need and be scaled as needed.