Articles written by The MurCal Blogster
Articles written by
The MurCal Blogster

Behind The Scenes - Meet Jay!

Q. How long have you been at MurCal? A. I have been at MurCal for 25 years. I started at our old building in 1999. Q. What is your position/role at MurCal? A. I started in the test department-we made auto start controllers typically for generators. Many people were afraid of the Y2K scare! When we moved to our current building I transitioned into sales and customer service for around 20 years. At the moment I build engine harnesses for a big crane with a pump or a drill attached to the boom. I also help out in shipping and receiving when needed.

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The Farmo App is back and better than ever!

Last month we introduced the Farmo Water Rat to the United States Market, the easiest tool to monitor the Water Levels of your water tanks and troughs. Simply throw it in a waterer, or tether it to a tank and get real time alerts on your phone or PC when the water level drops.

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Ensuring Crop Protection with the Model 12+H Temperature Sensor

Agriculture often requires precise monitoring and control of environmental conditions to ensure optimal crop growth and protection. Among the essential tools for growers are temperature sensors, which are critical for preventing frost damage.

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Revolutionizing Remote Monitoring: Discover MurCalMunicipal.com!

Within the last year our Engineering team has produced an improved website that allows users of S800 control panels to remotely view live data from their stations anywhere! Whether navigating from a tablet, laptop, or phone, users are just a step away from securely logging on through their browser.

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MurCal’s S800 Control Panel: Ready for the Future

In the past several years, many municipalities are converting their pump stations from Internal Combustion Engines to Electric Motor Applications because they are considered more environmentally friendly, easier to maintain, and simplify the need to meet tightening emission standards. Our S800 Control Panels are ready for this switch to Electric Motors Applications.

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Behind The Scenes - Meet Elizabeth!

Q. How long have you been at MurCal? A. I’ve been here since July 2022, so nearly 2 years. Q. What is your position/role at MurCal? A. I am currently an Assembler/ Production line worker. Q. What do you love most about your job and why? A. What I love about my job most is — it gives me the opportunity to make a meaningful impact on the world every single day, empowering me to fulfill my passion and contribute to a positive change in my industry.

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PowerView™ P70: Setting a New Standard in Rugged Display Controllers

Introducing the PowerView™ P70, a 7-inch touchscreen display renowned for its exceptional visibility and sturdy design, ensuring durability even in the harshest conditions. Whether you're navigating rough terrains or working under direct sunlight, the P70's ruggedness and sunlight viewability guarantee reliable performance. The P70 features a tough, IP67-rated housing, protecting it against water, dust, and shock, ensuring suitability for the most demanding environments.

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Behind The Scenes - Meet Avery!

Q. How long have you been at MurCal? A. I have been working at MurCal for 3 months as of right now, but I worked here in 2020 for about a year and a half. Q. What is your position/role at MurCal? A. I am currently working in Shipping/ Receiving. Q. What do you love most about your job and why? A. I love how helpful everyone is because I have coworkers come back here to help me with a lot of things.

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S800's Control Panel Hardware

Join us for an insightful presentation put together by our Engineer Specialist, Nick Gallagher, as he delves into an informative overview of the S800's Control Panel hardware.

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Keep your Connections Rugged and Water Tight with Trombetta’s CAN Splitters!

Here at MurCal we solder, crimp, and insulate our in-house wire harnesses together. That is great in the shop but how about in the field, in the real world? We want to keep our connections rugged and water tight. Trombetta has a solution. We can easily crimp some Deutsch pins and connectors for a CANbus extension leg. Once those are installed, we can mount and install one of our rugged CANbus splitters or other comparable products.

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Farmo and MurCal?

We recently exhibited at the World AG Expo and discovered a commonality with our neighboring booth – a shared dedication to IOT connected products and serving farmers! Although it may not seem an obvious connection at first glance, we quickly recognized our mutual interest.

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Behind The Scenes - Meet Teresa!

Q. How long have you been at MurCal? A. I have been working at MurCal for 7 months as of right now. Q. What is your position/role at MurCal? A. I am currently working in customer service / tech support. However, I started off in the shipping department when I first arrived.

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Replacing the SD85 with the S500-A60: An Alternative Solution

Murphy’s SD85 Solenoid Power Drive Time Delay was recently discontinued. But with a little engineering, the experts at MurCal were able to help our customers with a replacement. The Trombetta’s S500-A60!

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Innovation & Success: MurCal's Experience at the 2024 World Ag Expo®

The 2024 World Ag Expo® ended last week, marking the end of yet another great year for the Agriculture Industry's Technology. The World Ag Expo® is where farmers discover products that can help make their work easier. Farmers can learn and network from others and the industry itself, with lots of opportunities to expand their farm’s productivity.

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MurCal and Vanguard : Electrification Excellence!

With the 2024 World AG Expo® fast approaching in Tulare from February 13-15, 2024, MurCal is thrilled to announce its collaboration with Briggs & Stratton!

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Behind The Scenes - Meet Jim!

Q. How long have you been at MurCal? A. I have been at Murcal for 5 years. Q. What is your position/role at MurCal? A. I am the General Manager. Q. What do you love most about your job and why? A. We have a great team of folks that makes the job fun and our customers are fun to work with. It is rewarding to watch our team grow as we also solve our customer's problems.

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S800's Control Panel Hardware

Join us for an insightful presentation by our Engineer Specialist, Nick Gallagher, as he delves into an informative overview of the S800 Control Panel hardware.

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Barbara Saks Murphy: A Tribute to a Remarkable Life of Art, Love, and Giving

Barbara Saks Murphy was born in 1947 in Santa Monica, California. Her early years were spent in Pacific Palisades with her parents, Robert and Joyce Saks, and her older sister, Sandy, before the family later moved to Los Alamitos. Barbara often shared tales of encountering famous actors in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood.

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MurCal develops the PV101 to PV380 conversion Harness

With the announcement of the discontinuation of the Murphy PV101 we have seen a lot of customers looking for ideas on what to replace it with. The main recommendation is to replace it with the PV380 from Enovation Controls. It is roughly the same size and offers the same or better functionality.

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Behind The Scenes - Meet Austen!

Q. How long have you been at MurCal? A. I have been at Murcal for just about 6 months. Q. What is your position/role at MurCal? A. I am a Software Engineer Intern but I do have a more application engineer role right now. Q. What do you love most about your job and why? A. I love being able to work in cooperation with other engineers and doing a bit of everything, such as coding work or wiring harness.

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