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.
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The American Society of Test Methods (ASTM) announces the approval of a new test method for determining the surface energy of corona-treated films. The new test method, ASTM5679-96, is entitled "Test Method for Corona-Treated Polymer Films Using Water Contact Angle Measurements." Method allows for the inclusion of measuring all polymer films, unlike the older test that measured only PP and PE films.
Smurfit Pallet Systems, a div. of Jefferson Smurfit Corp. (St. Louis, MO), has granted a manufacturing license for Payload(TM) corrugated pallets to Japan-based Ohmura Paper Co., through Japan-based corrugated container manufacturer Nissho Iwai Corp.