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|     Written By: Tom Bonar     |     Date Posted: 05-08-2014     |
Sensor Selection Guide, MaxBotix Inc., Ultrasonic Sensor 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'?”

A “protected environment” is any environment in which the sensor being used is protected from condensation, moisture, and large amounts of dust. The MaxSonar-EZ sensors are designed for operation in this environment type. The transducer on these sensors will be damaged if any of these environmental conditions come in contact with it.

A “non-protected environment” is any environment in which the sensor is being used in harsh conditions. This can include but not limited too: rain, snow, dense fog, heavy dust. For applications in these settings, the MaxSonar-WR, MaxSonar-WRC, and MaxSonar-WRS sensors are recommended. These sensors were designed for environments where ruggedness is required.

The terms “protected environment” and “non-protected environment” will be replacing “indoor environment” and “outdoor environment”, respectively, when speaking with a MaxBotix Inc., representative.

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.

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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