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  1. |     Written By: Scott Wielenberg     |     Date Posted: 07-15-2015     |

    Welcome to a series of articles that walks you through the complete process of integrating an ultrasonic sensor into your application. These articles are packed with valuable information and tips to help you complete a successful ultrasonic sensor implementation whether you are a large scale designer, an application engineer, or a hobbyist. Customer success and satisfaction is our top priority.

    MaxBotix Inc., Design Cycle Guide

    This guide outlines the process of working with MaxBotix Inc., from concept to product design, testing and finally to deployment and full production. The guide gives you valuable information and DESIGN TIPS to help you complete a successful ultrasonic sensor implementation.

    Follow these eight phases for a successful ultrasonic sensor implementation. We are releasing one article weekly for each of the phases and for your convenience, the full Design Cycle Guide will be available on our website soon.

    1. Concept & Requirements. Determine that an ultrasonic sensor is the right solution.
    2. Discovery & Education. Establish business relationships and processes.
    3. Product Selection. Collaborate on the right solution including custom sensors.
    4. Proof of Concept & Testing. Build your proof of concept and pilot lot for testing.
    5. Production Planning. Complete the planning and ordering for full deployment.
    6. Full Deployment & Production. Rollout of full deployment and production.
    7. Feedback Evaluation. Provides continuous improvement and feedback of our process.
    8. Partnership & Future Projects. Continue collaboration on future solutions.

    Ultrasonic Sensor Selection Guide

    Applications for Ultrasonic Sensors

    Ultrasonic sensor technology is used in many applications. These are some of the more common applications.

    • Automated Store Displays
    • Booths & Kiosks
    • Car Detection
    • Dimensioning & Positioning
    • Freight Management Systems
    • Liquid Level Control
    • Lithium Battery Applications
    • Long Range Object Detection
    • Mobile Robotics
    • Non‑Contact Detection
    • Parking Garages
    • People Detection
    • Proximity Detection
    • Remote Monitoring Stations
    • Shipping Systems
    • Solar Powered Applications
    • Tank Level Measurement
    • Tide/Water Level Monitoring
    • Trash Level Measurement
    • Security Systems

    If your application or idea is not listed, contact MaxBotix Inc., and our sales team will contact you to review your application.

    Customer success and satisfaction is our number one priority. MaxBotix Inc., believes in creating relationships and partnerships with our customers. We do our best to give a great customer experience from concept through full deployment.

    Look for our next article: Concept & Requirements. Determine that an ultrasonic sensor is the right solution.

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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