Crown Machinery Div. (West Chicago, IL) and Simplimatic Eng. Co. (Lynchburg, VA) have been combined in the new Crown Packaging Systems Div. of Crown Cork & Seal; both will be identified as part of Crown-Simplimatic (Baltimore, MD).
Richards Packaging (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada) now supplies most of its stock HDPE bottles in a high-gloss material. This material has a surface gloss comparable to PVC and PET, says Richards, but with the cost advantages of HDPE.
The All-Fill (Exton, PA) Model SV-400 auger filler provides accurate, repeatable filling of powders, granulates and liquids. It uses The Cerebus III control system, a brushless, direct-drive servo motor with motion control electronics to control the auger for precise filling.