Robotic Applications

Sensors act as an electronic eye for robots. No robot is complete without at least one type of sensor. The original MaxSonar sensors were inspired by the need for a reliable and cost-effective ranging solution for an elementary school student’s robotics project. Along with the inspiration to be implemented by students, MaxSonar sensors offer a choice from a wide range of interfaces.

Our free-running operation simplifies user code and setup. Because of the ease of use, MaxSonar sensors are used in every robot size.

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Sensors For All Environments

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HRXL-MaxSonar-WR Line
ANPWSerial

HRXL-MaxSonar-WR Line

Designed for robotic environments where moisture, condensation, heavy dust, and other ultrasonic sensors are present.

UCXL-MaxSonar-WR Line
ANPWSerial

UCXL-MaxSonar-WR Line

Designed for robotic applications where the sensor requires custom mounting. This sensor is a great choice for environments with a single sensor or strict mounting environments.

MB7040 Ultrasonic Sensor
I2C

MB7040 Ultrasonic Sensor

Uses the I2C communication protocol. This sensor is available in full size or compact housings for easy mounting and configuration.

XL-MaxSonar-WRC Line
ANPWRS232

XL-MaxSonar-WRC Line

Great for robotics applications where durability is required. These rugged sensors are excellent for environments where robots may come in contact with other robots, objects, or condensation.

HRXL-MaxSonar-WRC Line
ANPWRS232

HRXL-MaxSonar-WRC Line

Features the ruggedness of our outdoor sensors and the multi-sensor operation of our HR models. Offers a 1mm resolution and calibrated accuracy.

Sensors For Protected / Indoor Use

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XL-MaxSonar-EZ Line
ANPWRS232

XL-MaxSonar-EZ Line

High tolerance for interference from acoustic or electric noise. Ideal for robotic applications with multiple motors and servos. Offers a 1cm resolution.

LV-MaxSonar-EZ Line
ANPWRS232

LV-MaxSonar-EZ Line

Fast refresh rate of 20Hz when in free-run operation. Great for robots that need to react quickly to obstacles or their surrounding environments. Offers a 1inch resolution.

HRLV-MaxSonar-EZ Line
ANPWRS232

HRLV-MaxSonar-EZ Line

Designed for environments where 2-4 ultrasonic sensors are operating simultaneously. Offers a 1mm resolution and calibrated accuracy.

HRUSB-MaxSonar-EZ Line
USB

HRUSB-MaxSonar-EZ Line

For robotic applications with USB communication. Designed for environments where 2-4 ultrasonic sensors are operating simultaneously. Offers a 1mm resolution and calibrated accuracy. Uses the same Micro‑B USB connection as many modern cell phones.

Table Legend

Interface Abbrv
Digital High/Low Logic
Analog Voltage AN
Pulse Width PW
4-20mA Output 4-20
Analog Envelope AE
I2C Bus I2C
USB Connector USB
RS232 Serial RS232
TTL Serial TTL
RS232 or TTL Serial Serial

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