STIX - Upgradable Weld Scanner


Upgradable solution to scan circular pipe welds using TOFD, Phased Array or combined techniques at your fingertips!

This exclusive modular approach starts from a simple and functional STIX 2 wedge magnetic scanner that can be upgraded to fit any required configurations by adding one of the modular options.

Any Sonatest Phased Array and TOFD wedges can be accommodated and the integrated latch allows easy PCS (Probe Centre Spacing) adjustments and scanner installation. A Park brake is provided to hold the scanner in any desired location. All the wheels (magnetic or not) are coated with urethane to prevent foreign debris from hindering smooth rolling of the scanner.

Each STIX system includes a spring loaded module to ensure accurate positioning. The encoder output is fully compatible with Sonatest instruments.


  • Low cost encoded dual sides PA or TOFD solution
  • Combine both PA and TOFD techniques in one pass
  • Steady and repetitive
  • High production performances
  • Apps for ferrous piping and vessels
  • The STIX frame includes convenient handles for scanner handling as well as mounting points for accessories.
  • Brakes are provided to lock the location of the scanner in a required position.
  • The extremely adjustable slip joint probe holders accommodate most of phased array wedges.
  • A spring-loaded encoder ensures accurate scanner positioning. The 5V DC TTL encoder is fully compatible with all standard instruments.
  • 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.

JX-1001 2 Probe Magnetic Scanner (TOFD & PA)
JX-1002 4 wedge holders (TOFD & PA) Upgrade Kit
JX-CHAIN 4-12/24/38 Pipe chain scanner (circumferential) Upgrade Kit
JX-1006 6 wedge holders (TOFD & PA) Upgrade Kit


  • Pipe Range, Circumferential: 10.2 cm (4 in) to flat Pipe Range, Internal Flat to 152.4 cm (60 in)
  • Encoder Resolution: 9.05 counts/mm (230.0 counts/inch)
  • Probe Holding Capacity: 2 phased array wedges
  • Encoder Cable Length: 5 m (16.4 ft)1
  • Inspection Surface: Ferrous materials

What's in the box?

  • STIX Frame with 40 cm (15.7 in) frame bar
  • Spring-Loaded Encoder, 5 m (16.4 ft) encoder cable length
  • Slip joint phased array probe holders with standard, drop arms x2
  • Probe holder arm set – long, drop arm x2
  • Magnetic wheels x8
  • Probe holder spare parts kit
  • 4 mm ID irrigation kit (7/16 in Quick Connect)
  • Cable clips x2
  • Tool and spare kit