- Maxbotix Inc., offers a variety of housing types for many of our popular sensors
- The WR full horn housings generally provides the best performance
- Compact WR housings provide wider beam patterns with weaker detections
Over the past 10 years, MaxBotix expanded the number of packaging options available for each many of our sensors. Each option provides unique benefits to certain mounting integrations. This article provides a brief overview of every packaging style.
EZ Packaging Style
This style operates best in protected environments. Do not use this style in locations that experience the following conditions: rain, snow, dense fog, or heavy dust. You can read more about protected vs non-protected environments in this article.
The EZ packaging option comes in three variations. The variations depend solely on the selected sensor line and cannot be changed on request. Each of the EZ variations is shown below. Each sensor offers mounting holes and a similar footprint.
|This sensor type uses a USB connection and has a flat back.||This sensor types uses the 7 pin MaxSonar connection and has a flat back.||This sensor types uses the 7 pin MaxSonar connection and requires a cutout for the back.|
The majority of our housing options are available in our IP67 sensors. These IP67 rated options operate well in all environments including ones that experience the following conditions: rain, snow, dense fog, or heavy dust. You can read more about protected vs non-protected environments in this article.
Standard Housing (the full horn):
Compact Housing (the WRC):
Ultra Compact Housing (Green PCB and Transducer only):
1″ NPS Housing:
1″ BSPP Housing:
30mm 1.5 Housing:
The MB8450 is an altogether unique packaging option in the fact that the IP67 transducer is separate from the PCB and can be plugged in. This allows the user to mount the transducer independent from the PCB control board.
If your packaging needs are not met by one of the above options, you can always consider completing a custom development using our NRE development process. You can read more about the NRE process at this link.
If you have any questions about a sensor’s specifications, contact our technical support team. We will be more than happy to help.