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139 -Sensor Selection, Set-up, and Troubleshooting Overview134 - Tech Support
109 - An Introduction to the 42kHz Sound Wave105 - Protected vs. Non-Protected Environments
035 - MaxSonar Troubleshooting Guide031 - Using Multiple Ultrasonic Sensors
030 - Reading MaxSonar Beam Patterns016 - MaxSonar Quick‑Start Guide

139 -Sensor Selection, Set-up, and Troubleshooting Overview

Key Takeaways The sensor selected must fit your environment Setting up your sensor Understanding how sound waves affect the beam pattern of a sensor Implementing Multiple Sensors Most effective way to troubleshoot your sensor with MaxBotix Technical Support Full Article Links 105-Protected vs. Non-Protected Environments 016-LV-MaxSonar-EZ Quick Start Guide 109-An Introduction to the 42kHz Sound…
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134 – Tech Support

Key Takeaways FAQs by Tech Support Tips for sensor selection Troubleshooting tips Technical support services help solve sensor problems, wiring, and mounting as well as application-based sensor selection. Technical support for MaxBotix Inc., may be delivered over the phone (218-454-0766 ext 2), by e-mail ([email protected]), or by the contact tab on the MaxBotix Inc., webpage….
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109 – An Introduction to the 42kHz Sound Wave

Key Takeaways MaxBotix® Inc., currently uses 42kHz sound waves in all of its ultrasonic sensors Ultrasonic sensors will detect objects regardless of their visual characteristics A 42kHz sound wave will not range through solid objects   The 42kHz Sound Wave MaxBotix® Inc., sensors provide sensing solutions for a wide variety of applications. Our Sensor Selection…
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105 – Protected vs. Non-Protected Environments

Key Takeaway How to distinguish between a protected and non-protected environment. Protected vs. Non-Protected Environments 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…
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035 – 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, troubleshoot, and eliminate the cause of unstable range readings. This will work for all sensor lines. Start troubleshooting with a single sensor and this simple test. This…
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031 – Using Multiple Ultrasonic Sensors

Please consult your sensor datasheet or Finding Distance Using Analog Voltage for calculation formulas for analog voltage to distance. This guide covers: Free Run Operation Simultaneous Operation Commanded Sequential Reading Constant Looping Operation When using a single ultrasonic sensor, typically it is possible to just let it range continuously in free run mode. This method…
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030 – Reading MaxSonar Beam Patterns

MaxSonar Beam Patterns MaxBotix Inc., provides beam patterns for all of our ultrasonic sensors to assist users in choosing the correct sensor for: application, target size, and the distance needed to detect. The beam Patterns provided are approximations to target sizes and distance. Though our beam patterns are accurate for the sensor, there may be…
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LV MaxSonar EZ Ultrasonic Sensors

016 – MaxSonar Quick‑Start Guide

A Word of Welcome This is provided to serve as an easy to use set-up guide for the LV‑MaxSonar‑EZ family of ultrasonic sensors.  This sensor uses sound to measure the distance to nearby objects, and then reports the information through one of the three sensor outputs. MaxBotix Inc., is excited to provide this guide which…
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