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Phase Converter Maintenance

As the seasons are changing and temperatures are getting colder, we start to think of the various maintenance needed around the home such as changing the furnace filters, changing smoke detector batteries, making sure we have a good battery in our vehicle, etc. So, this is also a good time to do a check-up and […]

Three Phase Precision

Yates Precision Manufacturing is owned and operated by Jake and Ashley Yates in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Founded in June of 2017, Yates Precision began as a contract manufacturing shop and actually began making safety razors by accident! After receiving one as a gift from his dad, safety razors soon piqued Jake’s interest and he began wondering […]

Maximizing Real Estate Opportunities Through Three Phase Power

American Rotary Industrial Phase Converters Facilitate Commercial RealEstate to Create an Easier to Lease and More Profitable Property Located in Buffalo New York, Amy is a real estate agent who specializes in renting out commercial properties. Mainly focusing on properties used for varying businesses, her clients have a wide range of needs – many times […]

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 […]

The Benefits of a Rotary Phase Converter Compared to Utility Three Phase and Three Phase Generator

It is true there are other options out there to get three-phase power to your equipment. Each option has its pros but it does come down to what is affordable for you and your situation. The options are to get three-phase power are through your utility line, a gas or diesel generator, or through a […]

Your Most Common Questions Answered When it Comes to Three-Phase Power

Recently, Jim out of California called us and inquired about who exactly American Rotary is and why we do what we do. He was starting up a shop in his pole barn behind his house and had acquired a few solid pieces of three-phase equipment but only had single-phase power.  It was a great conversation […]

How to Get Affordable Three-Phase Power on Your Farm

Look for a Rotary Phase Converter with These Three Fundamentals Most farms lack access to the three-phase power grid, and paying the power company to bring three-phase power onsite is expensive. However, there is a cost-effective way to gain three-phase power for irrigation pumps and tower pivots, hullers and balers, grain dryers, and any other […]

A Primer on Three-Phase Power for Machinists

Here’s What You Need to Know to Make the Most of Your Equipment Are you confused with the difference between single-phase and three-phase power? If so, you’re not alone. Although many types of machining equipment operate off three-phase power, owners of this equipment often don’t realize what this means until it’s in their shop. But […]

Product Overview: The American Rotary MicroSmart Controller

The American Rotary MicroSmart controller is a state-of-the-art microprocessor that delivers the RIGHT power and the RIGHT time in both start-up and run. Available in the AD, ADX, and AI models, the MicroSmart controller monitors voltage every 50 milliseconds in order to provide better voltage control, giving you more precise power, and protection to the […]

Top 5 Things To Know When Buying a Phase Converter

Everyday we get hundreds of calls with questions about phase converters. So, we thought we would take a moment and go over the top 5 things you should know before buying a phase converter. As you can see, there are a few basic things you should know before buying a phase converter. As a recap: […]

Filling Scuba Tanks in Maui with American Rotary Phase Converters

American Rotary Phase Converters fill scuba tanks all over North America, from Hawaii to the Camen Islands, to Florida. We were fortunate enough to dive with one of our fans in Maui. American Rotary Compressed Air is the Best! Underwater video shot with a GoPro. The dive location was the Mala Ramp in Lahina, Maui.

American Rotary ADX Phase Converter

The American Rotary ADX “Smart Series” Phase Converter demonstrates the starting power of these converters. We compare the time it takes an ADX to start (2.9 seconds) an Ingersol-Rand T30 20HP Air-compressor to the time it takes a typical rotary phase converter (7.9 seconds) to start the same air-compressor. Just over 2 minutes.

Balanced Voltage Claims – Truth or Fiction?

For years, many companies have used (and continue to use) the inexpensive method of “stacking” run capacitors in order to get a phase converter started. Those capacitors are not taken out of the circuit once the phase converter is running, which results in extremely high voltage and current imbalance. This condition causes current overloads that […]

Integrated Soft Start – How it came about, why it is so great, and why everyone is talking about it.

We thought we’d take a moment to talk about American Rotary’s integrated soft start. For years, phase converters have had a reputation of drawing a huge inrush current upon start up. This disproportionate power draw has resulted in, among other things, dimming the neighbor’s lights, demand charges from the utility, and large increases on power […]

Introduction to American Rotary’s Blog

Welcome to the American Rotary blog! American Rotary is the manufacturer and distributor of the largest selection of phase converters and industrial transformers online. American Rotary is the only phase converter manufacturer to offer every type of phase converter: static, rotary, digital, CNC, and variable frequency (inverter or VFD). We will use this blog to […]