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|     Written By: Janice Wielenberg & Roshael Hanna     |     DatePosted: 11-25-2014     |
MB8450 Car Detection SensorThe MB8450 Car Detection Sensor is a USB ultrasonic proximity sensor with a True/False output, an optional range output, and an IP67 rating for use in outdoor environments. This sensor detects cars in a variety of installations such as: drive thru ATMs, fast‑food restaurants, pharmacies, smart parking meters, or outdoor parking garages. The user can integrate multiple sensors into one system without sensor-to-sensor interference.

MB8450 sensors can be used to enhance the customer experience, such as giving an automated greeting shortly after their arrival, or by automatically notifying staff and triggering a sales order.

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|     Written By: Janice Wielenberg     |     DatePosted: 11-25-2014     |
MaxBotix Inc Thanksgiving 2014MaxBotix Inc., developed a sensor line specifically for parking garage applications that has unique properties. Our ParkSonar‑EZ ultrasonic proximity sensor line is a cost-effective solution with excellent clutter and noise rejection and the ability to reliably detect automobiles. It also has the ability to work in multi-sensor environments all while providing a simple ‘yes/no’ signal to indicate that a parking stall is available or occupied.

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|     Written By: Bob Gross     |     DatePosted: 11-24-2014     |
MaxBotix Inc Thanksgiving 2014
This has been another exciting year of outstanding growth. This year the Brainerd Area Chamber of Commerce considered MaxBotix Inc., for the Business Excellence Award. While we didn't place first, we were one of the three finalists and that was truly wonderful. If you are interested click through to read the article covering our company and the Business Excellence Award Nomination.

We continue giving thanks to Jesus for all He has done for MaxBotix Inc., our employees, our customers, and our suppliers.
|     Written By: Scott Wielenberg     |     DatePosted: 09-23-2014     |
4-20mA HR-MaxSonar-WR sensor products The new 4-20HR-MaxSonar-WR sensors are high accuracy ultrasonic sensors featuring a 4-20mA output. These sensors are a low cost, IP67 rated drop-in replacement for use with existing PLC/process control systems. The sensors offer superior rejection of outside noise sources and feature speed of sound temperature compensation.

The 4-20HR-MaxSonar-WR sensors provide range information from 50cm to 500 cm and have a 1.6mm resolution, an operational temperature range from -40˚C to +65˚C (-40˚F to +149˚F), real-time automatic calibration, a 200,000+ Hours MTBF, an operational voltage range from 12V to 32V and a low 20-40mA average current requirement. The sensors function well with multiple sensors in the same location and they are RoHS and CE Compliant.

|     Written By: Tom Bonar     |     Date Posted: 05-08-2014    |
The sensors in the MaxSonar family have always been easy to use with interfaces such as Analog Voltage, Pulse Width, and Serial data, but now we have made it even easier to select the proper sensor for your application. We have just released the new Sensor Selection Guide, that is as simple as choosing the environment type and the application.

Previously, MaxBotix Inc., employees would inquire if the application was “Indoor” or “Outdoor”; this new guide poses the questions “Is the application 'Protected' or 'Non-Protected'?”

We invite you to use the new Sensor Selection Guide for new sensor applications. If an application is not mentioned, our technical support representatives will be glad to assist you in selecting the appropriate sensor.

|     Written By: Tom Bonar & Kurt Olsen      |     Date Posted: 03-20-2014     |
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MaxBotix Inc., Releases Two Self‑Cleaning, High Performance, Outdoor Ultrasonic Sensor Lines

The condensation issue in tanks and other moisture-prone environments is solved! The SCXL‑MaxSonar sensor series, based on our popular HRXL-MaxSonar-WR product line, is a power-efficient unit suitable for battery or solar powered setups.

|     Written By: Tony Szczodroski     |     DatePosted: 02-22-2014     |
MaxBotix 3D CAD Files

Making your Design experience so much Better - Download and utilize MaxBotix 3D CAD Models

Good news Designers – we now have downloadable 3D CAD models (in multiple formats) of our ultrasonic sensors! Designers and Engineers can utilize these models for System integration design or free designing, and will save you time, money, and resources. STL files allow you to 3D print your own life-size model of our parts.

The models are easy to use. Simply select a sensor, look below the 'Product 3D Models' title in all of the product pages, select your file type, save the file, and import into your system. Easy!!!

|     Written By: Kurt Olsen     |     Date Posted: 02-13-2014     |
UCXL-MaxSonar-WR

MaxBotix Inc., Releases New High Performance, Low Cost, Ultra-Compact Ultrasonic Sensor series

Our most popular sensor is now available in a new design which is physically shorter than any of our current outdoor sensors, allowing easy integration into users’ applications. Our new UCXL‑MaxSonar®‑WR series sensors are flexible, customizable products intended to be integrated with a customer’s system with our horn, or designed for flush mounting into your existing housing.

|     Written By: Tom Bonar     |     Date Posted: 01-16-2014     |
MaxBotix Inc. Robotics Alley, Robotics Alley

MaxBotix Inc., at Robotics Alley

 
We had a blast at the Robotics Alley Conference and Expo November 12th & 13th, 2013. We saw several of the display robots using our sensors. This was a great opportunity for us to see all the unique and exciting advances in robotics and autonomous technologies.
|     Written By: Tom Bonar     |     DatePosted: 12-18-2013     |
MaxBotix Inc. Christmas

MaxBotix Inc., Would Like to wish Everyone a Merry Christmas!

We would like to take time to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year. This year has brought many wonderful, positive changes to MaxBotix Inc. We would personally like to thank everyone that helped make it possible, from our loyal customers, vendors, distributors, and to our great staff.

 
 
 
Author: Janice Wielenberg  Date: 11-25-2014
ParkSonar-EZ Sensor ReleaseMaxBotix Inc., developed a sensor line specifically for parking garage applications that has unique properties. MaxBotix Inc., released the ParkSonar‑EZ ultrasonic sensor line tailored to meet needs in the parking garage industry.
Author: JKW & RH   Date: 11/25/2014
MB8450 Car Detection SensorThe MB8450 Car Detection Sensor is a USB ultrasonic proximity sensor with a True/False output that detects cars in a variety of installations. MB8450 sensors can be used to enhance the customer experience, such as giving an automated greeting shortly after their arrival that can result in greater efficiency of staff.
Author: Bob Gross    Date: 11-24-2014
MaxBotix Thanksgiving 2014 This has been another exciting year of outstanding growth. This year the Brainerd Area Chamber of Commerce considered MaxBotix Inc., for the Business Excellence Award.

While we didn't place first, we were one of the three finalists and that was truly wonderful. If you are interested click through to read the article covering our company and the Business Excellence Award Nomination.
Author: Tom Bonar  Date: 05/08/2014
MaxBotix Inc. Sensor Selection The sensors in the MaxSonar family have always been easy to use, but now we have made it even easier to select the proper sensor for your application. We have just released the new Sensor Selection Guide, that is as simple as choosing the environment type and the application.
 
 
Author: Tom Bonar     Date:06/18/2012
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