Ultrasonic Level Sensors

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Thousands of applications supported 

  • We test our sensors for over 200,000 hours to verify reliability (MTBF)
  • We warranty our sensor from a manufacturing defect

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We've helped over 20,000 engineers find sensor solutions for their applications.

Our sensors have been integrated into over 10,000 projects.


SCXL-MaxSonar-WR

Low power, IP67 rated, weather resistant rangefinders featuring self-cleaning, noise rejection, and temperature compensation.

HRXL-MaxSonar-WR

Low power, IP67 rated, weather resistant rangefinders featuring noise rejection, and temperature compensation.

How It Works

Request Tech Support

1. Discuss your application with our support team

Sensor Selection Help

2. Choose a Sensor

3. Easily integrate the sensor in your application


Collaborators

Our collaborators serve as case studies to show you how the sensors are being used in an end user application.  You can either leverage our Collaborators end product or work with us to find the right sensor for your solution.

Long-range wireless IoT sensor designer and manufacturer

Radio Bridge Inc. provides a general purpose LoRaWAN bridge using MaxBotix sensors to be used in many applications. 


Summary:

  • Industries served: retail, industrial, oil and gas, deduction, utilities, security
  • Typically used in tank monitoring applications
  • Wireless connectivity with LoRaWAN protocol 
  • Wireless penetration through structures such as walls and floors

Ultrasonic Distance Sensor for Tank Level Measurement

LX Group developed an Ultrasonic Distance Sensor for Tank Level Measurement


Summary:

  • Used in grain silos, water tanks, and dams
  • Monitor the level of water tanks remotely
  • The plug-and-play product works out of the box and is robustly designed to work in rough environments.

LoRaWAN IoT Distance Sensor 

Sweden based company ELSYS uses a sensor from our WR line in their IoT Distance Sensor.


Real world applications include:

  • Underground water level measurement

  • Waste level measurement in containers

  • Snow depth measurement 

As you’re searching for the level sensor for your application.  You’ll find that you need to select a sensor that best suits your needs for your project. 

With that being said, our sensors operate well in different level sensing applications. 



How Ultrasonic Level Sensors Work


Ultrasonic sensors work by sending out a sound wave at a frequency above the range of human hearing.  

The transducer of the sensor acts as a microphone to receive and transmitter to send the ultrasonic sound. 

Our ultrasonic sensors, like many others, use a single transducer to send a pulse and to receive the echo.  The sensor determines the distance to a target by measuring time lapses between the sending and receiving of the ultrasonic pulse.

Common uses include:

  • Level 

  • Flow 

  • Monitoring Flow

Our ultrasonic level sensors are easy to install and low maintenance. They are intended for non-contact level sensing, which means there will be a lack of build up on the sensor face itself.

The level sensors are required to have an unhindered path to the surface you want to detect.  


Detect levels & measure distance with a reliable supplier.


Ultrasonic Level Sensor For Tanks


If mounting in a tank, our sensors do offer a narrow beam pattern, reducing the chance the sensor will detect the wall of the tank.

 

If the tank has smooth walls on the inside, our MB7052 and MB7369 sensors contain our Most-likely and stability filtering. This will let the sensors choose the target that gives the largest acoustic return. This will generally be the liquid level inside of the tank. 

The image below shows the ideal mounting of the sensor in a tank. 

tank level sensor mounting

Tank Mounting Notes

  • Avoid the tank walls

  • Keep a Clear Beam Path

  • The ideal sensor Mounting position

Avoid the Tank Walls

In non-smooth walled tanks, the sensor may need to be offset from the wall.  If possible, we recommend 24-36 inches of clearance between the sensor and the sidewalls.

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ABOUT US

MaxBotix Inc. designs and manufactures ultrasonic sensors for use in level, proximity, and distance sensing. 

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