12 Ultrasonic Sensor Applications

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From level monitoring to ultrasonic profiling – ultrasonic sensors can be used in a variety of applications. MaxBotix offers a wide selection of indoor and outdoor sensors that are used in many of the below applications. We offer sensors with features such as condensation control, weather resistance, narrow and wide detection fields, cross-talk and interference rejection, and more.

Ultrasonic technology and applications are continuously expanding, and these sensors are steadily gaining recognition as an industry standard. Please contact us if you are interested in using ultrasonics in your next project!

Ultrasonic Sensor Applications:


Liquid Level Control/Monitoring ultrasonic sensor applications


Liquid Level Sensing

For more info, check out our articles
on Water Depth Sensing with Ultrasonics and Wastewater Management



 Trash Level Monitoring ultrasonic sensor applications


Trash Level Monitoring

For more info, check out our article
on Sensing Trash Levels



Production Line ultrasonic sensor applications


Uses in Production Lines

For more info, check out our article
on Factory Automation



Vehicle Detection ultrasonic sensor applications


Vehicle Detection for Car Washes, 

Automotive Assembly, and Parking Garage Applications

For more info, check out our
article on Smart Parking


More Ultrasonic Uses:

  • Anti-Collision Detection
  • People Detection
  • Contouring or Profiling
  • Presence Detection
  • Box Sorting using a Multi-Transducer System
  • Easy Control of Trash Collection Vehicles
  • Pallet Detection with Forklifts
  • Bottle Counting on Drink Filling Machines


Advantages of Ultrasonic Sensors:

  • Their small size makes it easy to integrate into projects
  • Ultrasonics can easily integrate with any type of controller
  • Their high frequency, sensitivity, and power make it easy to detect objects
  • They have greater accuracy than many other methods at measuring thickness and depth of a parallel surface
  • Ultrasonics are easy to use and not dangerous during operation
  • An inexpensive option


If you have any questions or need help selecting the correct sensor for your application, please contact us at [email protected]. We are always happy to help!


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12 Ultrasonic Sensor Applications
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12 Ultrasonic Sensor Applications
Ultrasonic sensors can be used in a variety of applications. Liquid Level Control/Monitoring, Trash Level Monitoring, and Production Lines. Find out how and why ultrasonic sensors should be in your project.
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