JIREH MICROBE – 1 Probe Scanner

Small footprint, single probe, phased array scanning.

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The MICROBE – 1 Probe Scanner is a small handheld scanner with a built-in encoder and utilizing magnetic wheels. It is designed to translate a single phased array probe around ferrous piping and vessels. Its small and ergonomic design makes it the perfect tool for encoding probe positions.

Modular Design

Using standard components, the Microbe can be quickly adapted to many different configuration needs. The MICROBE scanner is fully compatible to ROTIX using the conversion kit.


The MICROBE umbilical is modular and can be removed from the scanner. It can be used for one axis and two-axis scans when used with optional accessories.


A brake is provided to lock the location of the scanner in a required position.


The magnetic wheels are coated with urethane to reduce the effects of foreign debris obstructing the rolling of the scanner. To further increase the flexibility of the system, the wheels are also stackable to increase the magnetic attraction when required.

Removable handle

The Microbe has a removable cover allowing easy access to protected connections and also to provide cable management.

Built-in Encoder

An encoder is integrated into the body of the Microbe. The encoder output is fully compatible with all standard instruments.

Probe Holders

An integrated latch allows easy probe center spacing adjustment and scanner installation. Due to its modular design, most major types of phased array wedges can be accommodated.


JIREH backs all products with a limited 3-year warranty.

Component Identification


1 Cart

The MICROBE Cart contains the built-in positional encoder while the removable handle allows for cable management and access to the umbilical.

2 Frame Bar

Various lengths of frame bar are available for a multitude of applications.

3 Slip Joint Probe Holder

The versatile slip joint probe holder carries the phased array probe and wedge with seemingly endless adjustment possibilities.

4 Magnetic Wheels

The magnetic wheels maintain scanner contact with the inspection surface. Add additional magnetic wheels to double the magnetic attraction.

5 Brake

A brake prevents the MICROBE from unwanted rolling on a scan surface.

6 Umbilical

A vital component to the MICROBE, the umbilical housing is a plug-in for optional y-axis accessories. As well, the umbilical exports encoder signals to the user’s instrument and acts as a means of cable management.


Pipe Range, Circumferential:  3.8 cm (1.5 in) to flat
Pipe Range, Longitudinal:  7.6 cm (3.0 in) to flat
Pipe Range, Inner Diameter:  152.4 cm (60 in) to flat
Encoder Resolution: 19.1 counts/mm (485.1 counts/inch)
Probe Holding Capacity:  1 Phased array probe
Umbilical Length:  5 m (16.4 ft)1
Inspection Surface:  Ferrous


Radial Clearance:  9.1 cm (3.58 in)


Cart Height:  8.1 cm (3.2 in)
Cart Width (single wheel):  8 cm (3.15 in)
Cart Width (dual wheel):  11 cm (4.3 in)
Cart Length:  17.2 cm (6.8 in)2
Cart Weight:  0.77 kg (1.7 lb)3
Shipping weight:  3.81 kg (8.4 lb)4


Operating Environment:  -20°C (-4°F) to 50°C (122°F)
Environmental Sealing:  Dust-tight, watertight (not submersible)


Minimum Wedge Width: 17.1 mm (0.7 in)
Maximum Wedge Width: 57.6 mm (2.3 in)5

Probe Holder Pivot Buttons



Pivot Hole Size: 8.0 mm (0.315 in)
Wedge Type: Olympus PA
Hex Size: 9.53 mm (3/8 in)


Pivot Hole Size: 5.0 mm (0.197 in)
Wedge Type: Olympus TOFD, Olympus A27 DMA
Hex Size: 9.53 mm (3/8 in)


Pivot Hole Size: 2.7 mm (0.106 in)
Wedge Type: Sonatest DAAH PH
Hex Size: 9.53 mm (3/8 in)


Pivot Hole Size: 9.5 mm (0.375 in)
Hex Size: 11.1 mm (7/16 in)


Pivot Hole Size: 3.0 mm (0.118 in)
Hex Size: 9.53 mm (3/8 in)


Pivot Hole Size: 2.3 mm (0.09 in)
Hex Size: 9.53 mm (3/8 in)


Pivot Hole Size: Conical Head
Hex Size: 9.53 mm (3/8 in)


Pivot Hole Size: 5 mm (0.197 in)
Wedge Type: Internal Zetec PA/TOFD, Phoenix TOFD
Hex Size: 9.53 mm (3/8 in)


Pivot Hole Size: 5.6 mm (0.221 in)
Hex Size: 9.53 mm (3/8 in)

  1. Custom umbilical lengths are available.
  2. Length includes umbilical’s strain relief.
  3. Cart weight with umbilical housing but not including cabling.
  4. Approximate shipping weight of standard kit contents.
  5. Some arms styles may provide additional maximum wedge width. Contact Jireh Industries for details.
    Technical specifications are subject to change.

Kit Contents

  • SCANNER MICROBE cart with one axis encoder PARTS & ACCESSORIES Encoder cable, 5 m (16.4 ft) cable length (2-axis compatible, optional encoder required) Slip joint phased array probe holder, standard, drop arms 20 cm (7.9 in) frame bar 4 mm ID irrigation kit (7/16 in quick connect) User manual Rugged carrying case TOOLS 3 mm hex tool Wrench for pivot button adjustment
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