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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..

Part ID: BTG006

Features

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.

Umbilical

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.

Wheels

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.

Warranty

3 year limited warranty on all products.

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

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.

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

Parts & Add-Ons

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, Internal OD, Inner Diameter: 152.4 cm (60 in) to flat
Encoder Resolution: 19.1 counts/mm (487.7 counts/inch)
Probe Holding Capacity: 2 Phased array probes
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): 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

ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIFICATIONS

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

PHASED ARRAY PROBE HOLDER SPECIFICATIONS

Standard Width: 13 – 57.6 mm (0.513 - 2.266 in)
Standard Length: 48.5 mm (1.910 in)

Long Width: 13 – 55 mm (0.513 - 2.165 in)
Long Length: 65.3 mm  (2.570 in)


Custom umbilical lengths are available.
Length includes umbilical's strain relief.
Cart weight with umbilical housing but not including cabling.
Approximate shipping weight of standard kit contents.

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 (0.009 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)