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MLC380 Panel MurphyLink® Series

The MurphyLink Series MLC380 Panel, engineered and built by Enovation Controls’ Industrial Panel Division, is a superior panel offering that includes the powerful, yet simple-to-configure PV380 display. This display is part of the Murphy PowerView® family and provides monitoring of Tier 4/Euro Stage 4 compliant electronic engines. The PV380 monitors multiple J1939 parameters and provides basic engine alarm/shut-down information.

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POWERVIEW® 485: Engine and Diagnostic Display

The Powerview 485 is small but its rugged design offers a wide array of configurable I/O, including RS485, to support both mechanical and J1939 electronic engines.

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J1939: A Common Language Across Manufacturers

J1939 is a set of standards defined by SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) for networking and communication in the commercial vehicle sector. They are used in heavy-duty vehicles such as trucks and buses, ships to ski lifts, mobile hydraulics, etc. The focal point of the application is the networking of the powertrain.

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All About Contactors

When applying the control voltage on the coil leads a one and a two, a magnetic field will be generated, attracting the movable lion core towards the fixed core, so the movable contacts which are fixed to the movable core, will move as well towards the fixed contacts to make a contactor and allow the power lines to run to the load. If we interrupt the control voltage, supplying the coil, the magnetic field will disappear, and the fourth spring will push the movable parts back again to their original position that will interrupt the power going to the load.

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MLC380 Panel MurphyLink® Series

The MurphyLink Series MLC380 Panel, engineered and built by Enovation Controls’ Industrial Panel Division, is a superior panel offering that includes the powerful, yet simple-to-configure PV380 display. This display is part of the Murphy PowerView® family and provides monitoring of Tier 4/Euro Stage 4 compliant electronic engines. The PV380 monitors multiple J1939 parameters and provides basic engine alarm/shut-down information.

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POWERVIEW® 485: Engine and Diagnostic Display

The Powerview 485 is small but its rugged design offers a wide array of configurable I/O, including RS485, to support both mechanical and J1939 electronic engines.

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Behind The Scenes - Meet Robert!

Q. How long have you been at MurCal? A. About a year and a half Q. What is your position/role at MurCal? A. Shipping Clerk Q. What do you love most about your job and why? A. I love the culture here that we have and the community we serve, everyone feels friendly and is good to work with.

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J1939: A Common Language Across Manufacturers

J1939 is a set of standards defined by SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) for networking and communication in the commercial vehicle sector. They are used in heavy-duty vehicles such as trucks and buses, ships to ski lifts, mobile hydraulics, etc. The focal point of the application is the networking of the powertrain.

Read More

All About Contactors

When applying the control voltage on the coil leads a one and a two, a magnetic field will be generated, attracting the movable lion core towards the fixed core, so the movable contacts which are fixed to the movable core, will move as well towards the fixed contacts to make a contactor and allow the power lines to run to the load. If we interrupt the control voltage, supplying the coil, the magnetic field will disappear, and the fourth spring will push the movable parts back again to their original position that will interrupt the power going to the load.

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CRE Technology Battery Chargers: Innovation for Better Control that our Clients Rely On!

CRE TECHNOLOGY’s wide range of battery chargers are designed to supply voltage to the battery with a permanent connection and a maximum of efficiency. They offer a comprehensive range for 12V and 24V with 2.5A to 40A and they are so confident in their quality and reliability that they are pleased to offer you a 3-year warranty for each product purchased.

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Behind the Scenes - Meet Antonio!

Q. What do you love most about your job and why? A. I'm only 3 months in and I've gotten to complete multiple harness designs, one of which was pretty complicated, and I've also done a lot of different types of programming. This kind of experience and independence is exceptional for an internship and is something I'm really glad to get out of my experience here.

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MurCal’s PV500-MC Nominated for DPS Award!

While MurCal has been an active participant in the Diesel Progress Summit since its inception in 2019, including being part of the judging process for 2 of the years, it was not until they added a new category that we felt we should see if we can win an award.

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Egis' XD Series is Perfect for your Electrical System Install!

For over 25 years, Egis Mobile Electric has been providing the highest quality motor vehicle electrical products and customer support. Their products provide safe, dependable electrical power and battery protection technology for marine applications, emergency and municipal fleet vehicles, and other specialty vehicles. MurCal is proud to be a distributor of their products and one of their latest acclaimed lines.

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How MurCal & Pacific Power Group solved an obsolete display issue for MTU owners

n 2012, MTU Solutions discontinued selling the HV1000-MTUJ. This Engine Display Model was designed for instrumentation and monitoring on electronically controlled engines communicating using SAE J1939 and NMEA 2000. It was a multifunction tool that enabled marine operators to view many different engine or transmission parameters and service codes and could support up to four engines. Unfortunately, when they stopped producing it, they left Boat/Yacht owners including the US Navy with no easy replacement offering.

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Behind The Scenes - Meet Dana!

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All About Pyrometers

Pyrometers are remote-sensing thermometers used to measure the temperature of distant objects based on their incandescence, which is emitted by hot objects. The word pyrometer comes from two Greek words: pyr, meaning fire, and meter, meaning measure.

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A Chat with John Murphy

This Week We Talked To MurCal’s Director John Murphy, Who Has Worked Here For Nearly 62 Years And Succeeded His Parents, Who Founded The Company, When They Retired.

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MPC-10 A Powerful, Configurable Controller for Mechanical and Electronic Engines

The Murphy PowerCore MPC-10 Controller is a general, all-purpose manual/auto start and manual/ auto throttling engine controller. This is a powerful controller that supports J1939 CAN protocols for electronically governed engines as well as I/O for mechanical engines for fault and safety shutdowns.

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All About Solenoids

The term solenoid was coined in 1823 by André-Marie Ampère, a French physicist, mathematician and lay catholic who was one of the founders of the science of classical electromagnetism, which he referred to as "electrodynamics". “Solen” in Greek means channel or pipe, which is why he named it Solenoid. Ampère was an autodidact and professor at the École polytechnique and Collège de France, as well as a member of the French Academy of Sciences. The ampere, a SI unit of electric current measurement, is named after him. The Eiffel Tower also features his name among its 72 inscriptions.

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Behind The Scenes - Meet Edsel!

Every month from now on, we will highlight someone in our staff that display our Core Values of "Cure What Ails Them", "Be Lean" and "Be Reliable".

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How to Install a Flyback/Clamping Diode

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RS-485 the MurCal Way

We have chosen to support two methods of differential communications. One method is fail-safe biasing of the RS-485 port and the other is SAE’s J1708 Serial Communications between microcomputer systems in heavy-duty vehicle applications. This document is intended to aid you in sharing the data bus with Murphy Controllers.

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New Employee Spotlight: Joseph Charleston, Director of Operational Excellence

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Wiring the Murcal Way

To get the most out of any control panel, don’t overload the circuits and always use the proper wire for the signal being measured or current load required.

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