Three-Phase Converters for Metalworking & Welder

Like many other applications, three phase metalworking equipment requires three phase power to operate properly. Industrial metalworking equipment can include both motor and non-motor (resistive and inductive) loads. The voltage-sensitive equipment needs to be operating at full capacity with a balanced output, allowing for different types of loads to be handled with efficiency and precision. ATO phase converters are incredibly versatile, able to power both tiny, lightly-loaded machines and huge, heavily-loaded machines. You’ll only need one phase converter to get the job done. Some of the common metalworking applications that can be powered by a three-phase converter include: Welders Ironworkers …

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The Purpose of a Rotary Phase Converter

There are countless details to electronics and power generation that most of us never know about. Phase converters are one of the many details that much of the population overlooks and knows nothing about. A rotary phase converter is actually one of the most important parts when it comes to providing power. If you’ve been curious about phase converters, we’re here to help. Here’s some vital information on phase converters, rotary phase converters, and how they work. What are Phase Converters? The first thing to tackle is what exactly a phase converter is. When discussing electricity, phase refers to the distribution of …

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How Do You Find the Right Static Phase Converter?

Static phase converters are typically designed to have a running load capability around only 66% of the rated power under normal run conditions. In certain pieces of equipment, this causes no conflict but for other machines, it may be problematic. You may hear many different stories out there of the success and failures of static phase converters being used in applications depending on the brand/specs of both parts. Now, let’s get to the meat of the matter…we’re talking about applications, installation and sharing the information our technical support team receives directly from the manufacturer.  Starting with the basics, how do you …

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What Does a Phase Converter Do & Its Types

Why do we need phase converter and what does it do Phase converters are mostly used to convert the single-phase to three-phase. Most of the commercial and industrial electrical equipment need three-phase power, small and large customers such as residential, rural businesses may not have access to a three-phase power or they don’t want to pay for the extra cost of three-phase service. Many locations are still supplied with single-phase power and local power utilities will not allow any suggestion for additional lines to an unserved location. Most of the single-phase users like to use three-phase for their equipment because …

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Installation & Application of Phase Converters on Submersible Pump Motors

The phase converter and the four or six inch submersible pump motor have been quite successfully applied to single phase lines for many years. The phase converter and the four or six inch submersible pump motor have been quite successfully applied to single phase lines for many years. It is necessary to recognize the special characteristics of the submersible pump motor and also the characteristics that are encountered whenever this motor is operated from a phase converter. These characteristics must be considered in determining the proper size of phase converter for the submersible pump motor. Submersible motors do not follow …

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Knowledge about Phase Converters

Sometimes a woodworker will find himself with a 3-phase tool, but his shop only supplies single phase, 240 volt power. 3-phase motors are common for industrial grade tools, as their efficiency is higher than their single phase counterparts. In order to operate a 3-phase motor on single phase power, we need to make an artificial three phase system. This is accomplished by using a phase converter. The phase converter will artificially generate the third leg of a three phase system from the two poles of a single phase system. This is not a perfect transformation, but it does get the …

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Static vs. Rotary Phase Converter-Which to Use?

Phase converters have been around for decades, transforming a single-phase power source into a 3-phase. The two most popular types of phase converters are: Static Phase Converter Rotary Phase Converter Static Phase Converter typically consists of one or several capacitors and a relay switch. Rotary Phase Converter is the same Static Phase Converter only with a small idler motor (or generator) and run-capacitors, that give you a continuous 3-phase power while you use your equipment. The main difference between Static and Rotary Phase Converters is that Static Phase Converter will disconnect itself after your engine has started and you will …

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Is It Worth Looking into a 3-Phase Converter?

YOU’RE LOOKING FOR MORE RELIABLE 3 PHASE POWER – SHOULD YOU BE LOOKING FOR A 3-PHASE CONVERTER? HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TO MAKE THAT SWITCH. Three-phase power is awesome. But it is right for you? Look at what a 3-Phase converter can do for you and your business. Most phase converters are used to produce three-phase electric power from a single-phase source. This allows for the operation of three-phase equipment at a site that only has single-phase electrical service. There are many benefits to shifting from single-phase to the more versatile 3-phase. Whether you’re working with a 1-phase shop, or …

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Installation & Maintenance of Phase Converters

ATO phase converters are manufactured to the highest standards and utilize a unique microprocessor based controller to provide quality 3 phase output from your single phase utility supply. Make sure that your phase converter is not installed outside in the weather and is shaded from direct sun, which can increase internal temperature dramatically and lead to component failures or shortened operating life. ALWAYS USE A LICENCED QUALIFIED ELECTRICIAN FOR THE INSTALLATION OF YOUR ATO POWER CONVERTER. DO NOT MAKE ANY ANY CHANGES WITH POWER CONNECTED General Installation Notes on Converters While your converter does provide a true 3 phase output, …

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Digital Inverters vs. Rotary Phase Converters

There is a lot of discussion about the different technologies available to create 3 phase power from single phase.  Click here for information on economical VSD’s carried by ATO. ATO ROTARY PHASE CONVERTERS While rotary converters have been around a very long time, they still have their place and fulfill a role that VSD’s simply can’t. While some selling VSD’s claim a long list of faults in ‘old fashioned rotary converters’, the fact is that most of these issues are an exaggeration of the truth. Phase Converters made by us use modern electronic and microprocessor based technology in conjunction with …

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