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Sensor Selection for Protected Areas

Protected Environments

No Condensation Present
Controlled Temperature
Dust-Free Environment
Indoor Application
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Non-Protected Sensor Selection

Non-Protected Environments

Condensation Present
Hazardous Chemicals
Precipitation Occurs
Outdoor Exposure

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Kiosk Applications

Robotic Applications

UAV Applications

Vehicle Profiling Applications

People Detection

Parking Garage Applications

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Protected Use - Robotic Applications



Sensors act as an electronic eye for robots. No robot is complete without at least one type of sensor. The original MaxSonar sensors were inspired by the need for a reliable and cost-effective ranging solution for an elementary school student's robotics project.

Our free-running operation simplifies user code and setup. Because of the ease of use, MaxSonar sensors are used in every robot size.

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High tolerance for interference from acoustic or electric noise. Ideal for robotic applications with multiple motors and servos. Offers a 1cm resolution. Starting $39.95
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Fast refresh rate of 20Hz when in free-run operation. Great for robots that need to react quickly to obstacles or their surrounding environments. Offers a 1inch resolution. Each $29.95
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Designed for environments where 2-4 ultrasonic sensors are operating simultaneously. Offers a 1mm resolution and calibrated accuracy. Starting at $34.95
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Other Sensors to Try

For robotic applications with USB communication. Designed for environments where 2-4 ultrasonic sensors are operating simultaneously. Offers a 1mm resolution and calibrated accuracy. Uses the same Micro‑B USB connection as many modern cell phones. Each $49.95
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Great for robotics applications where durability is required. These rugged sensors are excellent for environments where robots may come in contact with other robots, objects, or condensation. Each $99.95 More Info
Features the ruggedness of our outdoor sensors and the multi-sensor operation of our HR models. Offers a 1mm resolution and calibrated accuracy. Each $109.95 More Info

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Table Legend

Logic -- Digital High/Low
AN -- Analog Voltage
PW -- Pulse Width
4-20 -- 4-20mA Output

AE -- Analog Envelope
I2C -- I2C Bus
USB -- USB Connector

RS232 -- RS232 Serial
TTL -- TTL Serial
Serial -- RS232 or TTL serial

Author: Kathy Kostal  Date: 08-31-2016
Inc 5000 Maxbotix Logo Inc. Magazine Unveils 35th Annual List of America's Fastest Growing Private Companies–the Inc. 5000. MaxBotix Inc., Ranks No. 1752 on the 2016 Inc. 5000 with Three–Year Sales Growth of 213%.
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Author: Cody Carlson  Date: 08-02-2016
Raspberry Pi 2 board MaxSonar sensors offer a variety of outputs including TTL serial data. This tutorial guides you through the process of setting up your Raspberry Pi 3 with a MaxBotix sensor. Click here for full article.
Author: Scott Wielenberg  Date: 07-26-2016
Full Horn Housing MaxBotix offers an expanded range of packaging options for many of our sensors. Each option provides unique benefits to certain mounting integrations. This article provides a brief overview of each option.
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Author: Scott Wielenberg  Date: 07-18-2016
Sensor is Tested When providing support, our technical support team may determine that further testing at our facility is the best way to help resolve the issue that you are facing. At this point, they will start the Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) process. This article will explain what you can expect as your ultrasonic sensor travels through our RMA process.
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Author: Scott Wielenberg  Date: 07-11-2016
Typical Wall Pipe Many customers have requested the option to mount an ultrasonic sensor in a pipe. During the testing and development cycle, we discovered a number of considerations and requirements that must be met for the application to be successful. When all of these are met, a user may be able to achieve the desired level of success for measuring the liquid level inside of a pipe.
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Author: Jenney Grover  Date: 06-28-2016
one of the options for outputs On April 19th, we welcomed our supporters to join us for the Grand Opening of the Build Out. Bob and Nita Gross gave a tour of the build out and their vision for the space. We continue to be in awe of the support from our community, our employees, our distributors, and our customers. Thank you for the many years of support, and we look forward to serving you in the years to come.
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