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This article is a quick start guide that compiles information about sensor use. This is a compilation of eight (8) articles to help you through the process of selection, set-up, and troubleshooting.
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MaxBotix® utilizes ultrasonic technology to provide ranging solutions for your various applications. The use of ultrasonic technology enables you to detect objects despite their visual characteristics.
When choosing an ultrasonic sensor it is very important to be aware of the surrounding environment. This is a key factor and the first consideration when selecting a sensor. This requires looking around the environment that your sensor will be exposed to which can be as simple as the outdoor elements or as complicated as the type of people or animals that will be in the environment with the sensor.
Troubleshooting the MaxSonar Sensor Family
Our sensors are improved to not allow unstable readings. Occasionally unstable range readings occur. Within this tutorial we will explain how to identify, trouble shoot, and eliminate the cause of unstable range readings. This will work for all lines of sensors
Chaining MaxSonar Sensors
When using a single sensor typically it is possible to just let it range continuously in free run mode. This method is very easy and works very well.
MaxSonar Beam Patterns
MaxBotix Inc provides beam patterns for all of our sensors to assist users in choosing the correct sensor for their application. The beam plots provided are approximations to target sizes and distance. Though our beam plots are accurate for the sensor and may differ slightly from sensor to sensor for each part number.
An Easy to Follow Guide
This guide is serves as an easy to use set-up guide for the LV‑MaxSonar‑EZ Ultrasonic Sensor. MaxBotix Inc., is excited to provide this guide which is designed to assist you in using your MaxSonar sensor for the first time!