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Phase 2 of the MaxBotix Inc., Design Cycle Guide
Welcome to a third article of the series that walks you through the complete process of integrating an ultrasonic sensor into your application. During this phase, we share information about our mutual businesses and goals, present our process for doing business, and review and discuss any legal requirements.
Phase 1 of the MaxBotix Inc., Design Cycle Guide
Welcome to a second article of the series that walks you through the complete process of integrating an ultrasonic sensor into your application. This article walks through the process of developing a mutual understanding of your application vision, specific requirements and sensor needs.
Introduction to the MaxBotix Inc., Design Cycle Guide
Welcome to a series of articles that walks you through the complete process of integrating an ultrasonic sensor into your application. These articles are packed with valuable information and tips to help you complete a successful ultrasonic sensor implementation.
An Introduction to the 42kHz Sound 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.
Long Range Sensing
MaxBotix® offers a number of sensors with 10 meter ranging capability to meet the needs of many long range sensing application. MaxBotix® continually works to press these limits by pursuing new technologies.
2015 Sensors Expo Recap
MaxBotix Inc., attended the Sensors Expo June 9-11, 2015, in Long Beach, CA. Thank you to all who stopped by our booth to share in the passion for the industry. We returned home with renewed excitement about new product ideas and new relationships!
Weatherproof the Pin Out of Your MaxSonar® with a Sensor Wire Attach Option
When you use a rugged WR sensor from MaxBotix® Inc., the sensor pin out is exposed allowing you to attach wires and equipment to the sensor. While leaving the pin out open provides greater flexibility in how you choose to connect to the sensors, it can leave the sensors exposed to the weather in some applications. For users that want to purchase a fully sealed sensor, the wire attach option is a great choice.
Kiosk Sensors and People Detection
Many sensor applications require the user to detect people in an environment. MaxBotix® Inc., provides ultrasonic sensors that reliably detect people, and our sensors have been installed in a large number of people detection applications. Your application has the best chances of success when you put careful consideration into the sensor selection process.
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 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.
Certain objects are prone to causing corner reflections. A corner reflector is two flat surfaces joining together to create a 90° angle. A half circle also acts as a similar reflector. Illustration 1 shows two examples of corner reflectors.
Some examples of common corner reflectors follow: a book shelf along a wall, a curb in a parking lot, a 1/2” wide seam in a concrete floor, internal bracing in a bin, or the inside corner of a doorway in a narrow hall. Each of these examples can create a corner reflector that may cause unwanted detections.
MaxBotix Inc., will be closed for the Christmas holiday starting Tuesday, December 23rd at 5:00pm CST. We will return for normal business operations on Friday, January 2nd at 8:00am CST.
MB8450 sensors can be used to enhance the customer experience, such as giving an automated greeting shortly after their arrival, or by automatically notifying staff and triggering a sales order.
We continue giving thanks to Jesus for all He has done for MaxBotix Inc., our employees, our customers, and our suppliers.
The 4-20HR-MaxSonar-WR sensors provide range information from 50cm to 500 cm and have a 1.6mm resolution, an operational temperature range from -40˚C to +65˚C (-40˚F to +149˚F), real-time automatic calibration, a 200,000+ Hours MTBF, an operational voltage range from 12V to 32V and a low 20-40mA average current requirement. The sensors function well with multiple sensors in the same location and they are RoHS and CE Compliant.
Previously, MaxBotix Inc., employees would inquire if the application was “Indoor” or “Outdoor”; this new guide poses the questions “Is the application 'Protected' or 'Non-Protected'?”
We invite you to use the new Sensor Selection Guide for new sensor applications. If an application is not mentioned, our technical support representatives will be glad to assist you in selecting the appropriate sensor.
MaxBotix Inc., Releases Two Self‑Cleaning, High Performance, Outdoor Ultrasonic Sensor Lines
The condensation issue in tanks and other moisture-prone environments is solved! The SCXL‑MaxSonar sensor series, based on our popular HRXL-MaxSonar-WR product line, is a power-efficient unit suitable for battery or solar powered setups.
Making your Design experience so much Better - Download and utilize MaxBotix 3D CAD Models
Good news Designers – we now have downloadable 3D CAD models (in multiple formats) of our ultrasonic sensors! Designers and Engineers can utilize these models for System integration design or free designing, and will save you time, money, and resources. STL files allow you to 3D print your own life-size model of our parts.
The models are easy to use. Simply select a sensor, look below the 'Product 3D Models' title in all of the product pages, select your file type, save the file, and import into your system. Easy!!!