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Efficient Phased Array Scanning with a Small Footprint Solution

The MICROBE - 1 Probe Scanner is a handheld device with a built-in positional encoder and magnetic wheels. It allows easy translation of a single-phased array probe around ferrous piping and vessels. Its small and ergonomic design makes it the perfect tool for accurately inspecting welds on ferrous materials.

Part ID: BTG018


Single Probe Cantilever Inspection

Thanks to its small overall dimensions, the MICROBE makes scanning hard-to-reach, limited-access areas a breeze. Experience the convenience of single probe weld scanning with positional encoding, ensuring accurate and repeatable results on ferromagnetic surfaces.

Endless Configurations

Unlock the full potential of the MICROBE system with its remarkable configuration capabilities. Add additional magnetic wheels, incorporate more probe holders, or explore alternate frame bars to tailor your setup precisely to your inspection requirements. We encourage you to contact our knowledgeable sales staff to discover the vast possibilities the MICROBE system can offer. 


Lock your scanner in place with the convenient built-in brake feature.

Cable Management

Our cart body features a convenient clip, a practical solution for organizing and protecting cables.

Built-in Positional Encoding

The MICROBE features an integrated positional encoder within its body. The encoder output is fully compatible with all standard instruments, allowing seamless integration and compatibility for various applications. This ensures that the MICROBE can be easily integrated into existing systems without compatibility issues.

Magnetic Wheels

The MICROBE's magnetic wheels are coated with a urethane layer, minimizing the impact of foreign debris that could obstruct the scanner's smooth rolling. These magnetic wheels are also designed to be stackable, allowing for increased magnetic attraction when necessary.


The ergonomic injection-molded handle enhances the MICROBE experience. Enjoy a sturdy grip and unbeatable comfort during inspections.

Carabiner Attachment Point

To ensure the safe and efficient handling of the scanner, you can utilize the carabiner attachment point. This allows users to secure the scanner and prevent drops or pull the scanner forward when required. It is also a great feature during rope access applications.

Slip Joint Probe Holder

These low-profile probe holders are designed to accommodate most phased array and TOFD probes and ensure optimal alignment and positioning for accurate inspections. Choose your preferred pivot button style to carry the probe/wedge with these extremely adjustable probe holders.

Modular Capabilities

Transform the MICROBE into a non-ferrous ROTIX chain scanner! Converting your MICROBE into a ROTIX will expand your inspection capabilities. Various parts (sold separately) can be added to combine systems and confidently inspect any application. Our team can provide comprehensive information about the MICROBE and ROTIX interchangeable capabilities.


JIREH stands behind all of its products with a limited 3-year warranty. This warranty provides customers with peace of mind, knowing that JIREH stands by the quality and reliability of its products.

Kit Contents

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MICROBE 2 Cart: with pivot nose
J100 Encoder Cable, 5 m (16.4 ft) length
Slip joint phased array probe holder
20 cm (7.9 in) frame bar
Irrigation Kit: 4 mm ID, (7/16 in quick connect)
Cable Clip x2
User manual
Rugged carrying case


Hex Driver: 3 mm 
3/8" Wrench for pivot button adjustment

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Component Idetification


This cart has a built-in positional encoder for accurate scanning. The ergonomic handle ensures a comfortable grip, and the brake keeps the system securely in place. An onboard cable clip is included to help manage cables efficiently.

Cable Clips

Cable Clips provide a secure and organized way to manage cables and hoses. They easily mount onto any frame bar's dovetail groove, allowing for a firm and reliable attachment and preventing cables from getting tangled or becoming a hindrance during operations.

Frame Bar

The MICROBE scanner includes a frame bar measuring 20 cm (7.9 in), which serves as a secure mounting point between the cart and the probe holder or other accessories.

Magnetic Wheels

The magnetic wheels on this scanner cart ensure constant contact with the inspection surface. You can add extra magnetic wheels to double the effectiveness for even stronger magnetic attraction.

Slip Joint Probe Holder

The slip joint probe holder features a latch mechanism that enables the probe to be easily lifted to a standby position. These holders are highly adaptable and adjustable, allowing them to accommodate any standard probe and wedge combination.

J100 Encoder Cable

The rugged and waterproof J100 encoder cable will be customized to your chosen instrument, allowing you to output positional data.

Parts & Add-Ons

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Technical Specifications

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Pipe Range, Circumferential: 3.8 cm (1.5 in) to flat surface
Pipe Range, Longitudinal: 7.6 cm (3.0 in) to flat
Pipe Range, Circumferential Inner Diameter: 152.4 cm (60 in) to flat
Encoder Resolution: 66.0 counts/mm (1676.3 counts/inch)
Probe Holding Capacity: 1 Phased array probe
Encoder Cable Length: 5 m (16.4 ft)1
Inspection Surface: Ferrous


Radial Clearance: 9.9 cm (3.9 in)


Cart Height: 9.8 cm (3.8 in)
Cart Width: 8 cm (3.2 in)
Cart Length: 13.2 cm (5.2 in)


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)3

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 encoder cable lengths are available.
  2. Some arm styles may provide additional maximum wedge width. Contact JIREH for details.
    Technical specifications are subject to change.


Click the appropriate link below to download the scanner's user manual and additional documentation. 

(specifications are subject to change)