Jireh MICROBE – 2 Probe Phased Array Scanner

Translate two phased array probes around ferrous piping and vessels.

A small hand held scanner with built-in encoder and magnetic wheels. The MICROBE – 2 Probe Phased Array Scanner offers a flexible scan platform on ferrous surfaces.

Modular Design

The overwhelming flexibility of the MICROBE design allows for many scanning opportunities, even adapting to non-ferrous surfaces with a ROTIX conversion kit.


The removable MICROBE umbilical is the transmission point of the positional encoded signals to a user’s instrument. Plug-in optional accessories for two-axis scans as well.

Brake System

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 scanner motion. To further increase the flexibility of the system, the wheels are stackable to increase the magnetic attraction when required.

Removable handle

The MICROBE has a removable handle allowing easy access to protected connections as well as providing cable management.

Built-in Encoder

A positional encoder is integrated into the body of the MICROBE. The encoder output is fully compatible with all standard instruments.

Probe Holders:

The extremely adjustable slip joint probe holders accommodate most major types of phased array wedges.


3-year limited warranty on all products.

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 bars, to which the probe holders and accessories mount, are available.

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: 2 Phased array probes
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): 10 cm (3.9 in)
Cart Length: 17.2 cm (6.8 in)2
Cart Weight: 0.77 kg (1.7 lb)3
Shipping weight: 6.62 kg (14.6 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 holders, standard, drop arms x2 35 cm (13.8 in) frame bar Additional magnetic wheels x2 Probe holder spare parts kit Probe holder arm set – Long, drop arm x2 4 mm ID irrigation kit (7/16 in quick connect) User manual Rugged carrying case TOOLS 3 mm hex driver Wrench for pivot button adjustment
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