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|     Written By: Janice Wielenberg     |     DatePosted: 11-25-2014     |
MaxBotix 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.
|     Written By: Bob Gross     |     DatePosted: 11-24-2014     |
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.
This link shows the beam patterns for the following products: MB1001, MB1002, MB1005, MB1006, MB1007, MB1008, MB1009.
|     Written By: Carl Myhre     |     Date Posted: 03-27-15     |
A number of customers have asked if the Arduino supports talking to the I2C‑MaxSonar sensors over an I2C interface. The short answer is "Yes." MaxBotix staff has worked to provide a clear and easy to follow path to get an I2C‑MaxSonar up and running on your Arduino. Educational information related to this specific I2C implementation has also been provided.
|     Written By: Scott Wielenberg     |     DatePosted: 09-23-2014     |
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.
This link shows the beam patterns for the following products: MB7534 & MB7544; MB7564 & MB7584; MB7554 & MB7574.
This link shows the beam patterns for the following products: MB7334 & MB7344; MB7364 & MB7384; MB7354 & MB7374.
|     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     |

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     |

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     |

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: 04-30-2014     |

The Arduino micro-controller is one of the most popular development boards for electronics enthusiasts. With the ability to control components such as buzzers, LED’s, servos, motors, and LCD’s, Arduinos have become the go-to selection for users that are looking to start into electronics, firmware coding, or automation.

With three simple interfaces, it is easy to connect a MaxSonar to an Arduino. For assistance with setup, coding, and wiring, MaxBotix Inc., has made it easier to interface our sensors with an Arduino.

This link shows the beam patterns for the following products: MB7560 & MB7580; MB7563 & MB7583; MB7566 & MB7586; and MB7569 & MB7589.

This link shows the beam patterns for the following products: MB7260 & MB7270; MB7267 & MB7277.

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

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.

|     Written By: Carl Myhre     |     DatePosted: 11-25-2013     |

This has been an exciting year of growth at MaxBotix Inc. As of May 2013, our operations are now in a newly remodeled 22,000 square foot building (with 23 attached acres for further construction). In this new facility we have continued, all year, to add people to our wonderful staff. Our continued commitment to quality, conformance, performance, and price leadership has created new markets for ultrasonic sensors. In addition, our ultrasonic distance sensor performance, and our product value (price/performance) leadership allows us to also penetrate the well established ultrasonic sensor markets. We continue giving thanks to Jesus for all He has done for MaxBotix Inc., our employees, our customers, and our suppliers.

|     Written By: Nicole Smith     |     DatePosted: 11-11-2013     |

We are excited to announce that all our parts are officially CE compliant! Our products are ready for European users! Declarations of conformity are available to be downloaded.

Through rigorous testing by engineers, we have revealed that our products have always been compliant with CE regulations. So the wait is finally over as we are now putting CE markings on all our products and are ready to expand our European market.

|     Written By: Tom Bonar     |     Date Posted: 11-06-2013     |
Sensor reading for 5 days at 15C

This article communicates the new features, filters, and accuracy in the newly released HRXL‑MaxSonar‑WRS product line. With this communication, performance graphs are shown with data from the MB7354 and our competitors for user comparison. We hope that that this shows that the HRXL‑MaxSonar‑WRS sensors performance meet or exceed that of our competitors, with a much lower cost.

|     Written By: Tom Bonar     |     Date Posted: 12-03-2013     |
MaxBotix Inc., would like to welcome back all returning students to this years' F.I.R.S.T® competition.

Last year we had an enjoyable time watching teams creating robots during Ultimate Ascent competitions. There were many great robots made, and from what we see lots of creative students working on the robots.

Like we have done the last several years, our Facebook Page will be used to communicate questions that have been asked to us as well our answers. We ask that any questions you have regarding our sensors are emailed to [email protected] to protect team privacy

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