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:
- Electrical Discharge Machines (EDMs)
- Press/Shears with Hydraulic Pumps
- Press/Shears with Flywheels
- Plasma Cutters
- Air compressors
- Drill Presses
Don’t hesitate to speak with an ATO professional about your metalworking needs and learn more about our quality line of products.
ATO phase converters create balanced three phase power output that can accommodate a wide variety of metalworking equipment. If three phase power is not available or exceeds budget for your metalworking equipment, ATO has the cost saving commercial conversion products to power your three phase equipment.
Common Metalworking Equipment
- Gearhead Lathes
- CNC mills
- Vertical Mills
- Press Brakes
Planning Steps and Investment
Phase converters for welders and metalworking equipment is a significant business consideration, especially for machines that are voltage sensitive.
Step 1: Start with the list of power requirements for your metalworking equipment.
Step 2: Verify the single phase amperage available at your breaker panel.
Step 3: Call the professionals at ATO for appropriate phase converter tool sizing and technical resource. In most cases one converter is capable of powering all the equipment.
Note: Sizing the phase converter appropriately powers your metalworking equipment at full performance.