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Basic Usage
016 - MaxSonar Quick‑Start Guide
105 - Protected vs. Non-Protected Environments
030 - Reading MaxSonar Beam Patterns
109 - An Introduction to the 42kHz Sound Wave
031 - Using Multiple Ultrasonic Sensors
134 - Tech Support
035 - MaxSonar Troubleshooting Guide
139 -Sensor Selection, Set-up, and Troubleshooting Overview
|     Written By: Kathy Kostal      |     Date Posted: 04-28-2016    |
Quickstart Setup Analog Voltage

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.

|     Written By: Cody Carlson     |     Date Posted: 07-08-2015    |
Sonar Wave

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.

|     Written By: Nicole Smith      |     DatePosted: 05-27-2015     |
Protected Environment Sensor

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.

|     Written By: Tom Bonar    |     Date Posted: 07-10-2012     |
MaxSonar Troubleshooting Guide

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

|     Written By: Tom Bonar    |     Date Posted: 07-10-2012     |
Using Multiple MaxSonar 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.

|     Written By: Tom Bonar    |     Date Posted: 07-10-2012     |
Reading MaxSonar Beam Pattern

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.

|     Written By: Carl Myhre & Tom Bonar    |     Date Posted: 01-06-2012     |
LV-MaxSonar-EZ1 QuickStart Guide

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!

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.
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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: 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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