William Daniel “Murph” Murphy is a Faculty Professor of Mechatronics at CVCC, as well as an independent Automation and Controls Consultant. He owns the nonprofit Partnership of Educational Manufacturing, which provides local individuals free education and experience in automation and project management as well as networking arrangements with local original equipment manufacturers. He attended DeVry University on a full scholarship, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Science in Electronics Engineering in 1999.
A list of prior design accomplishments includes:
- Equipment Design for Atacama Large Millimeter Array: Earth’s largest radio telescope. Project Details: Cryostat Positioner (Height and Rotation). Cryostat pumped down using cryomolecular pumps to approx 10e-12 Torr to employ liquid helium in superconductive state. Positioned Cryostat (a device using cryogenic temperatures to maintain liquid helium in a superconductive state) using multi-axis servo system with detachable architecture for shared Loader. Exceeded accuracy demands by 750%. Commissioned systems onsite: Chajnantor Plateau, Atacama Desert, Chile
- Equipment Design for ITT Night Vision: Leading Supplier Night Vision Equipment to US Military and Special Forces. Project info restricted
- Automation Design and Implementation for Harley Davidson Soft-Tail Assembly Line. Project Details: Automatic physical positioning and location tracking of motorcycle frames and assemblies from assembly line start-to-finish
- Robotic Assembly and Assembly-Assist machine design for automotive assembly lines (Multiple)
- Custom machine controls for Lumber Industry including machines for waste-product re-utilization.
- Positioning system and machine control design for plastic extrusion processes used in semi-tractor-trailer truck manufacturing
- Quality Control Automation design for the supplier of custom laminate metal for U.S. Gold Dollar
- Controls design for use in the creation, and distribution, of multiple pharmaceutical products for multiple facilities
- Automation design and implementation for United States Postal Service (multiple locations).
- Automation design and implementation for US Navy material transport