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MaxBotix Inc. Product History

The MaxSonar product line has experienced steady continued growth since product inception. Early customer satisfaction, and distributor acceptance, created the platform for incremental product improvement and growth.

You may also view the growth of our company in the company history.

December 2005

The MaxSonar-EZ1 was released for sale to the public.

July 2007

MaxBotix Inc., expanded its product line into 4 additional LV-MaxSonar-EZ sensors (MB1000, MB1010, MB1020, MB1030, MB1040) this was in addition to the updated MB1010 LV-MaxSonar-EZ1.

Each sensor is calibrated to a factory specified beam width and tested with a swinging ball test.

September 2008

MaxBotix Inc., released the MB7001 LV-MaxSonar-WR1 sensor for sale to the public.  The sensor is a robust high performance outdoor sensor.

July 2009

MaxBotix Inc., released the XL-MaxSonar-EZ, XL-MaxSonar-AE, & XL-MaxSonar-WR sensor product lines. (10 new products total). New features for these products include automatic calibration, increased noise tolerance, and centimeter resolution.

March 2010

The MaxSonar products demonstrate a 200,000+ MTBF (Mean Time Between Failure).

August 2009 to June 2011

During this time 20 additional standard product variations are added for retail sale.

MaxBotix Inc., also completes many semi-custom sensors to match application specific uses for customers.

June 2011

The previously developed F-Option is added for retail sale on the MaxBotix website. This product addition allows the rugged XL-MaxSonar-WR & XL-MaxSonar-WRC products to be used in a broader range of hazardous or corrosive chemical environments.

April 2012

MaxBotix Inc., released the HRLV-MaxSonar-EZ sensor product line. (5 new products total). New features for these products include automatic calibration, increased noise tolerance, TTL serial output, and millimeter resolution.

July 2012

MaxBotix Inc., released the HRXL-MaxSonar-WR sensor product line. (4 new products total). New features for these products include automatic calibration, increased noise tolerance, and millimeter resolution. These are available with either RS232 serial or TTL serial outputs.

August 2012

MaxBotix Inc., released the I2CXL-MaxSonar-EZ, I2CXL-MaxSonar-WR, & I2CXL-MaxSonar-WRC sensor product lines. (7 new products total). New features for these products are I2C bus interace allowing up to 127 sensors to be controlled by a single I2C bus master.

September 2012

MaxBotix Inc., releases the LV-ProxSonar-EZ ultrasonic proximity sensor. Sensor line features digital high/low pin for proximity detection at distances of 7 feet, 5 feet, 3 feet, 2 feet, or 1 foot.

MaxBotix Inc., also released the MB7369 and MB7389 sensors as an addition to the HRXL-MaxSonar-WR sensor line. These sensors have the same "Most Likely" filter that is featured on the popular MB7092, but adds the 1mm resolution of the MB7360.

October 2012

MaxBotix Inc., releases the USB-ProxSonar-EZ ultrasonic proximity sensor. This sensor features plug and play connectivity using a standard Micro-B USB connector that is found on most cell phones to connect to a computer.

November 2012

MaxBotix Inc., releases the HRUSB-MaxSonar-EZ sensor line. This sensor line features USB connectivity using a standard Micro-B USB connector, 1 mm resolution, and a maximum range of 5 meters.

February 2013

MaxBotix Inc., releases the 10 meter MB7363, MB7366, MB7383, and MB7386 as additions to the HRXL-MaxSonar-WR sensor line. The MB7363 and MB7383 sensors feature high sensitivity for soft target detection at long ranges. The MB7366 and MB7386 are a 10 meter version of the MB7360 and MB7380 sensor.

May 2013

MaxBotix Inc., releases the MB7364 and MB7384 Ultrasonic snow depth sensors. These sensors have been optimized for snow depth measurement.

October 2013

MaxBotix Inc., expands the HRXL-MaxSonar-WR sensor line with the MB7334, MB7344, MB7354, and MB7354 with improved snow depth and grain level measurement algorithms. These algorithms increase the sensor's reading to reading stability.

February 2013 to December 2013

MaxBotix Inc., releases multiple custom products for OEMs.

  • Easy-to-use USB sensors in the HRLV and ProxSonar sensor lines.
February 2014 to December 2014

MaxBotix Inc., releases new product lines for non-protected (outdoor) environments.

  • Ultra compact WR sensors for weight sensitive applications
  • Self-cleaning HRWRs for use in closed or high-moisture environments
  • 4-20mA output for industrial control systems in multiple product lines
  • XL-TrashSonar-WR line for robust industrial trash level measurement
  • ParkSonar-EZ line for parking garage car detection
  • MB8450 Car Sensor USB for vehicle detection
 
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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