As it was snowing this Sunday, for the first time in four years here in Georgia, I used the opportunity to install my new American Rotary AR 10 Phase converter. As advertised, it was professionally packaged and everything needed to install the Idler, converter panel and 3 phase load center was included. The directions were simple, clear and in several locations so it was easy to double check myself as I worked.
When I was researching which converter to purchase, I spoke with two other companies about their product. In both cases, there wasn’t much information as to what I would need in my particular situation. I was offered a price for the converter only without much help as to choosing the correct one. When I spoke to Ally at American Rotary, she asked lots of questions concerning not only my equipment but of my shop as well. And when she sent the quote it included everything I would need to do a complete install.
From speaking with Ally and from reading the information sent with the phase converter, I knew I needed to change my breaker and wiring that was running the VFD’s I used to power my 3 phase equipment. Once this was done the install went easily. I followed the instructions fully and the unit came up on the first try.
I have a hobby/repair shop at my home. I have been running several pieces of 3 phase equipment and recently added a larger lathe. This is when I started having more problems with how I was powering this equipment. You only realize about two thirds the actual horsepower of the motor you are running. This was causing problems with my vertical mill and the larger lathe. Now that I have the AR 10, not only is my equipment running stronger, I can run two machines simultaneously.
I am so pleased with my AR 10 and with the service I received at American Rotary.