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Ultrasonic Sensors for OEMs, Engineers, Distributors & Educators

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MaxBotix Inc., designs and manufactures ultrasonic sensors for a wide variety of applications. We have been driving innovation in the ultrasonic sensor industry for the last 10 years. Our ultrasonic sensors are made in America and shipped worldwide from our 22,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Minnesota, USA.

Integrity & Excellence. Customer satisfaction is our first priority — including product selection, design, development, ordering, shipping, and technical support. Ordering is easy through our online store or customers can purchase from one of our many distributors worldwide. MaxBotix Inc., offers hundreds of easy-to-use ultrasonic distance sensors across 20 product lines. See our product catalog of Ultrasonic Sensors.

Inc 5000 Overall Seal

NEW YORK, August 12, 2015. Inc. Magazine ranks MaxBotix Inc., No. 3616 on its 34th annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of America's fastest growing private companies. The Inc. 5000 list presents the most comprehensive look at America's job creators. Companies are ranked according to the percentage growth of their annual revenue over a three–year period from 2011 to 2014.

Bob Gross, President & CEO says, "It's an honor to be recognized among the leading companies in America. We appreciate our employees for their dedication and talent, as well as our loyal customers for their support."

Application Specific. Different applications require different ultrasonic sensors. We design our processes to manufacture ultrasonic sensors by the thousands. It is that simple. Engineers and OEMs value our factory calibrations because once a product is selected they can move forward with their large-scale deployment without manually configuring each individual sensor.

    Featured Applications

  • People Detection
  • Remote Bin Measurement
  • Automated Store Displays
  • Water Level Measurement
  • Parking Sensor
  • More Applications

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Corporate Mission. We believe in products that make a difference. Our goal is to design and manufacture sensor technology that drives innovation and creates exciting new industries and applications. We are always surprised with how creative customers are in using our sensors. See for yourself on Facebook. Our products make new technologies possible, productive, and profitable.

  • Mission. Be the sensor company of choice by providing high quality, easy‑to‑use, cost effective sensors that meet the customer’s requirements.
  • Quality Concept. Meet the requirements and expectations of our customers by continuously improving our products, services, and business processes.
  • Industry Vision. Creating vision for the future.

Community Vision. Our community mission is "Better Jobs for a Better Community". In 2014, we were selected as one of three finalists from 900 companies by the Brainerd Area Chamber of Commerce for the Business Excellence Award. You can read the article in the Brainerd Dispatch: MaxBotix Repurposes Equestrian Center. And, yes, we started in a garage like other great innovators!

  • Proven Applications. We have invested years in product design and development. See our list of Applications.
  • Consistent Quality. Factory calibrations are performed for our ultrasonic sensors to have the same response within a specified range for the same target — every time!
  • Custom Solutions. Our engineers work with you to design, test, and manufacture a custom solution if we do not already have the sensor for your application.


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Author: Bob Gross  Date: 11-24-2015
New Machines at MaxBotix MaxBotix Inc., celebrates Thanksgiving with gratitude to God first for our customers, our suppliers, and our employees. The year has been amazing with growth, new machines, and a new build-out. Click here for full article.
Author: Scott Wielenberg  Date: 11-18-2015
Types of Material When designing an application that places an ultrasonic sensor in a visible location, users may wish to conceal the sensor for aesthetic purposes. Additionally, users may desire to hide the sensor to discourage individuals from tampering with the sensor. This article covers several methods that you may use to conceal a sensor. Click here for full article.
Author: Cody Carlson  Date: 11-03-2015
Low versus High Resolution targets When it comes down to it, you purchase a rangefinder for the range readings. The success of an application may hinge upon knowing the exact location of a target. However, a sensor may report one meter even if the target is not exactly one meter away from the sensor. Sensor specifications, such as resolution, precision, and accuracy, help us understand what wiggle room and error will be present in a reading. Click here for full article.
Author: Scott Wielenberg  Date: 10-13-2015
Design Cycle Welcome to the review of the Design Cycle Guide. This article provides the summary of each of the phases with links to the respective articles for more detailed information. Click here for full article.
Written By: Cody Carlson  Date: 10-08-2015
Acoustic Types All targets reflect sound to a varying degree. Ultrasonic sensors use the speed of sound to calculate distance based on the time it takes for an echo to return from a target. More simply put, our sensors detect distance much like a bat or dolphin does. Click here for full article.
Author: Nicole Smith  Date: 08-17-2015
Inc 5000 Overall Seal Inc. Magazine Unveils 34th Annual List of America's Fastest Growing Private Companies–the Inc. 5000. MaxBotix Inc., Ranks No. 3616 with Three–Year Sales Growth of 87%. Click here for full article.
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