Metal Detectors

Detect. Recover. Protect Your Brand.

Minimize brand damage and help ensure maximum product recovery with Thermo Scientific™ Product Assurance Services & Solutions (PASS). PASS offers product inspection for a wide range of dense contaminants, product damage, defects, missing products, and over or underfilled packages.

PASS provides you with a fast, confidential way to have your product thoroughly tested and inspected when you suspect contamination or nonconformity. Using state-of-the-art Thermo Scientific™ X-ray and metal detection systems, our experienced staff detects ferrous, non-ferrous, and stainless steel metals, glass, stone, bone, PVC-based plastics and rubber, and other dense contaminants.

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Make sure the little things don't keep you up at night

Little things like contaminants can mean big problems. See how PASS provides thorough contamination detection and product recovery.

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Quarantine quandary: What's necessary to isolate the problem

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Service overview

You are about to settle down for the night when all of the sudden, you find out that more than 1000 units have been taken off the production line because of a suspected product contamination. Your employees don't have time to go through every unit to determine where the contaminant might be—but we do!

Through the Thermo Scientific Product Assurance Services & Solutions (PASS) program, we can thoroughly test every suspected product for contaminants so that you can continue producing products that your consumers rely on! We will provide you with a fast response and quality assured method by using the most advanced, non-destructive inspection techniques for maximum product recovery. Little things like contaminants can add up to be a big problem. Let us test and recover your products so you can sleep a littler better at night!

We offer a comprehensive and confidential solution when you suspect contamination, non conforming product, manufacture faults, or defects. Our services include detecting contaminants such as:

  • Metal
  • Glass
  • Plastic
  • Product mass
  • Rubber 
  • Stone
  • Bone

We can also inspect for detectable manufacturing faults or defect. We can inspect just about any type of packaging in the industry. We start with a free product evaluation service at one of our inspection centers. We then provide a free quotation and report on our detection capabilities, which includes, broken/damaged product, under/overfilled packaging, inclusion/non-inclusion of promotional gifts, glass defects, chips, cracks, and misplaced labels or caps.

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

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Thermo Fisher Scientific has a new PASS facility in Illinois:
1230 Hardt Circle
Bartlett, IL 60103