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Small footprint, single probe, phased array scanning

The MICROBE - 1 Probe Scanner is a small handheld scanner with a built-in encoder and utilizes 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.

Part ID: BTG005

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Features

Modular Design

The MICROBE can be quickly adapted to many different configurations using standard components. The MICROBE scanner is fully compatible with ROTIX using the conversion kit.

Umbilical

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.

Brake

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

Wheels

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

Removable handle

The MICROBE has a removable cover that allows easy access to protected connections and provides 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

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

Warranty

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

Kit Contents

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SCANNER

MICROBE cart with one-axis encoder

PARTS & ACCESSORIES

MICROBE umbilical housing, 5 m (16.4 ft) cable length (2-axis compatible, optional encoder required)
Slip joint phased array probe holder, standard, drop arms x2
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

Component Identification

Cart

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

Frame Bar

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

Slip Joint Probe Holder

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

Magnetic Wheels

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

Brake

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

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.

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Specifications

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GENERAL

Pipe Range, Circumferential: 3.8 cm (1.5 in) to flat
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: 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

Radial Clearance: 9.1 cm (3.58 in)

SIZE & WEIGHT

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

ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIFICATIONS

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

PHASED ARRAY PROBE HOLDER SPECIFICATIONS

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

Probe Holder Pivot Buttons

01

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

02

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

03

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

04

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

06

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

07

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

08

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

09

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

11

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 strain relief.
  3. Cart weight with umbilical housing but not including cabling.
  4. Approximate shipping weight of standard kit contents.
  5. Some arm styles may provide additional maximum wedge width. Contact Jireh Industries for details.
    Technical specifications are subject to change.