SPARK Software Manager: MurCal’s standard tool
SPARK Software Manager is MurCal’s standard tool that makes it easy to download and install the latest version of PowerVision Configuration Studio®, Enovation Controls’ integrated development environment for its line of HMI display and control solutions.
i4Gen From CRE: Complete Power Management
Providing power-related solutions for all industrial, marine, power plants and defense applications, CRE Technology, founded in 1980 and based in Sophia Antipolis, is a French leading manufacturer. CRE Technology stands for high quality for more than 40 years and has developed a reputation for designing and manufacturing products to the highest standard and quality.
Meet our Engineering Interns!
MurCal always welcomes talented college students to work alongside our team members on various engineering projects in a collaborative environment. This provides them with hands on “real world” experience. Our interns play a crucial role on their teams and are involved in important projects that create real impact. Our hope is that they’ll sharpen their technical skills, gain valuable experience, develop personally and professionally, and ultimately bring fresh perspectives to their future careers. The internship program has been so successful in the past that we’ve been lucky enough to hire several of them as full-time engineers, and each and every one of them have proven to be solid contributors to the product and team.
Behind The Scenes - Meet John!
Q. How long have you been at MurCal? A. I began working after the company was established by my Father – Art C Murphy – in 1958. This wasn’t a formal job (I was 13 years old). My father had me checking the operation of some simple controllers we were building for the Oil and Ag business. He said he wanted to see if they were, “idiot proof.” Was that a compliment?
As Tropical Storm Hilary reminds us, flood control is crucial!
We are used to seeing coverage of hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean every summer, but rarely in the Pacific, and this is because there are many factors that need to play out in order for a hurricane to form: Wind Direction and Water Temperature are the main two culprits.
Our Wind Machine Solutions
As we discussed in our previous article, MurCal has partnered with several Wind Machine companies over the past several decades to modernize their equipment with sleeker, more advanced interface options. Wind machines are one of the classic frost protection methods for farmers, pioneered in California back in the 1920s. Windmills are now used in many parts of the world to protect crops from frost and freezing. Almost all of California's citrus orchards are protected by wind machines and this trend is only expanding, and farmers are looking for superior frost protection built to last.
Irrigation Made Easy with the AgZone™4
In a previous article we discussed the advantages of combining the TEC-10 controller from Enovation Controls, a 4-position keypad from Blink Marine, and a custom adapter harness built in our facility, and how we were able to give one of our rental pump manufacturers a competitive advantage over others that are just offering standard products. Using customer feedback, our engineers can improve off-the-shelf solutions offered by our vendors.
Improve water operations with an all-purpose, highly configurable engine controller
Huntington Beach is a seaside city within Orange County in Southern California that serves almost 200,000 residents. Incorporated in 1909, it is located 35 miles south of Los Angeles and 90 miles north of San Diego. It is bordered by the Pacific Ocean on the west, and with Costa Mesa/Newport Beach to the East. With its 9.5-mile (15.3 km) of beautiful beach, mild climate, and excellent surfing, it has long been known as Surf City.
4704 & 4707 Circuit Breakers
These new series of products from EGIS are the 4704 Surface Mount and the 4707 Panel Mount and they are perfect for the modern vehicle or vessel electrical system. These Panel Mount switchable circuit breakers offer robust construction, weatherproof housing, easy to mount circular style panel mount design, stainless steel hardware and high visibility ON/OFF lever.
SENS SuperTorque 8Z
Herb Kaewert, an M.I.T. graduate, founded Stored Energy Systems® (SENS) in 1971. He located the company in the heart of Silicon Valley, amidst a vibrant high technology culture. Kaewert had previously founded Alkaline Batteries Corporation (ALCAD). He grew ALCAD to be one of the leading suppliers of NiCd batteries in the U.S., ultimately selling the company to the Chloride Group (U.K.).
PowerKey Pro Keypads by Blink Marine:
In 2019 MurCal partnered with Blink Marine technology to bring you the most flexible CAN keypads on the market to power our new AgZone4, Automatic 4-Zone Keypad for custom configured Murphy PowerCore® engine controllers. Besides its durability, its software allows you to assign any valid CAN address to the keypad and communicate on either BUS simultaneously.
FW Murphy OPL Series High Quality Pressure Swichgages®
“FW Murphy” is the result of one man's search for reliable and high quality engine protection along with customer focus and innovative ideas. While Frank W. "Pat" Murphy (brother of MurCal’s founder Art Murphy) was a sales manager for a major equipment distributor in the 1930's, he found that his customers' main complaint was "burned up" engines, so he decided to develop a simpler yet more effective "Safety Switch." Pat's idea, later renamed the Swichgage®, was to combine an indicating gage with a switch that would stop the engine when low oil pressure or high coolant temperature existed. It was a simple design, easy to understand – and it worked well.
Trombetta: A trusted worldwide leader in the Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing Industry
MurCal has been an Authorized Distributor of Trombetta products for a couple of decades, we provide application and product support, before and after the sale. Our in-house technical sales representatives have been trained by Trombetta and have the knowledge necessary to answer all of your questions. When you make an important purchase decision, be sure to consider the company that provides Trombetta's factory authorized sales and service.
What is P.I.D. and how is it used in the S800 controller?
This is a question that one of our customers at a Water District recently had for us. He was having throttling issues with the S800 panel and wanted to know more about the PID settings. He contacted one of our engineers for help with the theory and operation of the PID settings. Once explained, a small change got his engine running exactly how he wanted. He was thrilled.