Metal Detectors

Detect. Recover. Protect Your Brand.

Minimize brand damage and achieve maximum product recovery with Thermo Scientific™ Product Assurance Services & Solutions (PASS).

PASS is an off-line product inspection service used to detect contaminants and other defects found in packaged foods. Our highly experienced staff uses the most advanced Thermo Scientific X-Ray, Metal Detection, and Check Weighing systems to thoroughly test every package to help maximize the recovery of in-spec products for distribution and eliminate defective products. PASS can detect ferrous, nonferrous, stainless steel metals, glass, stone, bone, PVC based plastics and rubber, and other dense contaminants, often at greater sensitivity than equipment on the production line.

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PASS benefits

  • Confidential--protects brand reputation
  • Cost effective--maximizes recovery without disrupting production
  • Non-destructive, fast, convenient

Costly alternatives to PASS are

  • Complete disposal of suspicious goods
  • Re-inspect packages using production inspection equipment
  • Distribution without re-inspection

We specialize in

  • Missing product
  • Overfilled packaging
  • Glass defects, chips or cracks
  • Broken or damaged product
  • Under filled packaging
  • Misplaced labels or caps
  • Inclusion or noninclusion of promotional gifts

Packaging types and products include

  • Metal containers
  • Cardboard trays or cartons
  • Processed foods
  • Glass containers
  • Plastic containers
  • Packaged goods
  • Foil packets
  • Frozen products
  • Medical disposable products

Full service inspection can be done at one of our PASS locations or at your facility. PASS is also available as a self-service option through our equipment rental program.

Ways to leverage PASS for maximum recovery:

PASS Solutions:

Full Service at a PASS Facility Full Service at Customer Facility Supervised Self Service at Customer Facility Unsupervised Self Service at Customer Facility
Solution Includes:


 
Inspection equipment and service provided by experienced PASS staff at our PASS facility Inspection equipment and service provided by experienced PASS staff at customer’s facility Supervised rental of inspection equipment at customer’s facility Unsupervised rental of inspection equipment at customer’s facility
How Does this PASS Solution Work?

















 
  1. Deliver suspicious products to a PASS facility
  2. PASS team inspects products using our latest technologies
  3. A confidential, detailed report for each packaged product is provided to the customer
  4. Products are shipped back to the customer upon completion
  1. Deliver inspection equipment to customer
  2. PASS team installs and calibrates inspection equipments
  3. PASS team inspects suspicious products and provides a detailed, confidential report to customer
  4. Inspection equipment is shipped back to Thermo Fisher Scientific upon completion
  1. Deliver inspection equipment to customer
  2. PASS team installs and calibrates inspection equipments
  3. PASS team trains customer staff on the use of the equipment
  4. Customer provides own inspection and reporting resources with supervision by a PASS team member
  5. Customer ships inspection equipment back to PASS team at end of rental period
  1. Deliver inspection equipment to customer
  2. PASS team installs and calibrates inspection equipments
  3. PASS team trains customer staff on the use of the equipment
  4. Customer provides own inspection and reporting resources without supervision by a PASS team member
  5. Customer ships inspection equipment back to PASS team at end of rental period

PASS Facilities:

North America:
Thermo Fisher Scientific
1230 Hardt Circle,
Bartlett, IL 60103
Phone: 630-372-3934

Europe:
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Unit 7, Consul Road
Rugby, Warwickshire
CV21 1PB, UK
Phone: 01788 820330

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