What's the Best Case Sealer for Your End-of-Line Process?

Getting Started with Case Sealers

Perhaps this is the first time you’re stepping into the world of high speed automatic case sealers. It can be a little overwhelming. There is a lot of information to digest, and there is no shortage of opinions being shared on how to automate your business’s packaging.

You may have already researched different options, but you may not be ready to move forward just yet, because of budget, space, or not enough information.

To help you figure some of this out while you’re doing your due diligence, here are 5 simple steps to determining the best case sealer for your business.

1. Understand What Case Sealers Do

If you’re still hand-packaging your products, then you know that speed and consistency are often very difficult to achieve at the same time on the production line. Case sealers are designed to help optimize your end-of-line process by boxing products both quickly and consistently. Fully automatic case sealers fold or unfold (as needed) the flaps of already assembled boxes as they move down the line. The boxes are then compressed and sealed using a glue case sealer or a tape case sealer, all far faster than a human could.

If your business is currently shipping a substantial amount of product to your customers, then you already know that reliable, heavy-duty, high speed packaging equipment is essential. You also probably know that searching for “case sealing equipment” can generate an enormous number of results.

While you may have a good grasp on the capabilities of these machines, the challenge is finding the best case sealer for your unique situation. Regardless of whether you need to handle a Regular Slotted Container (RSC), Full Overlap, or All Flaps Meet type case, Wayne Automation can guide you on selecting the best system for your business.

2. Assess Where Your Business Is

Square, corrugated Regular Slotted Case (RSC) rolls over conveyor after having been taped shut by an automatic case sealer.

For those who are truly just starting to research an automated packaging solution, you may want to spend some time looking at Wayne’s line of automated case erectors. Once you know what kind of box style you need, it’s easier to decide on what kind of equipment you will need to finalize the packaging of your products.

A good system to neatly construct your boxes and secure your products within the packaging is the first step. Then, you can look into options to finish your boxing so your products can get out the door and off to your customers.

Maybe you’re already elbow deep into automating your end-of-line processes, but you’re not experiencing the level of improvements and savings you thought you would. Alternatively, maybe you’re scaling so rapidly that your initial implementation of an automatic case sealer is no longer capable of keeping up with demand. It might also just be time to replace your equipment after years of day-in, day-out use. Whatever the reason you’re in the market for new machines, you’ll want the best case sealer for your business.

3. Ask Yourself These 7 Questions

A sturdy, well-packaged product delivered to your customer will make them much happier than a flimsy, tattered one. How can you ensure that you can deliver a good (looking) product to your customer every time? The answer is simple: invest in a good case sealer.

If you’re new to this process, somewhat familiar, or even a long-time pro, here are some key questions you can ask yourself to help make the best possible choice:

  • How much inventory does your business move in a given day?
  • How many cases a day does your business need to seal?
  • How many different case sizes does your business use?
  • Do you need a uniform case sealer (consistently handling one size of package), OR does a random case sealer (capable of self-adjusting to different sizes) make sense?
  • How much space does your facility have to accommodate an automatic case sealer?
  • Do you need or want machine operators involved with semi-automatic sealers at any stage of your end-of-line process, or will fully automatic case sealers suit your situation?
  • What machines will your business’s automation budget allow you to buy?

Taking a few moments to assess where you are and where you want to go will be extremely helpful in the research phase of your case sealing equipment purchase. Even though this is only one seemingly small step in the process, failing to plan at this stage is setting yourself up to fail at a later and more crucial stage in the process: Satisfying your customer.

4. Take a Look at the Features & Benefits of Wayne Case Sealers

A box erected in a Wayne WCE case erector.Flexibility

We offer a Case Top Sealer configuration for every style of box, application, and sealing type. The full product line of Case Top Sealers is designed for use with Regular Slotted Container (RSC) boxes, All Flaps Meet (AFM), and Full Overlap Style Cases (FOL).

Each one of our machines can be quickly adapted through toolless interfaces for a new product line and packaging dimensions, while pneumatic servos ensure that no matter the condition of the packaging, you’ll ensure a clean closure.

Tape models are offered with two- and three-inch widths, while hot-melt glue configurations can be set up with numerous sizes from multiple vendors, offering you the ability to apply adhesive along either the major or minor flaps.


Wayne Automation case sealers are the ideal choice for high-speed environments. Our Case Top Sealers start at speeds of 20 containers per minute (CPM) with the WSTS Slitter and Top Sealer. Capacity increased from there all the way up to the 80 CPM Return Packaging Services (RPS) Case Sealer, designed to thrive under 24/7 workload in intensive, high-speed environments.


We’re committed to ensuring a safe environment for your workplace, and every case sealer we produce is made with LEXAN®️ Safety Doors with Allen Bradley Anti-Intrusion Switches, allowing you full visuals of the machine’s operation. Cycle stop stations are located at points around the case top sealer and remote emergency stops are also standard, with system status available on the main operator panel.

5. See How Others Have Benefited from Wayne Case Sealers



Years Of experience

// Beverage Packaging

Sierra Nevada Gets A Case Sealer And A Partner

When Sierra Nevada Brewing needed to rapidly assemble uneven cases, but couldn’t risk excessive downtime or redundant machines, they relied on Wayne Automation’s reputation for unmatched quality and dedicated service.


Sierra Nevada Brewing needed an efficient and rugged system to facilitate shipping out of their Mills River location.


Wayne Automation supplied a case erector and sealer, basing the setup off Wayne’s work at their sister brewery in Chico, CA.


If you have any questions about our machines and our service, contact us to discuss the best case sealers for your packaging process.

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