I have 3 phase Y 208 at my office. Purchased a lift that has a pump motor on it that requires 220 sigle phase. Any two legs of three phase are 120 degrees out of phase, I have seen wiring for welders wired this way, but a - motor probably requires 180 degrees phase difference? Step up transformer or other solution?
2-wire motors are wired line-line. There is no phase difference between only two wires. The concern is that you actually have enough voltage to run your motor, the worst case is you will need to use a buck-boost transformer. Is your motor really 220V and not 230V?