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Partition Inserter SF-400 Quattro

When your automated packaging line demands the fastest possible speeds in partition insertion, the Wayne Automation SF-400 Quattro Partition Opener & Inserter is the equipment for the job. Used by the top breweries, wineries, and glass plants, this machine is ready for your most demanding partition handling needs. The Quattro inserts four partitions per cycle with throughput speeds of 70 insertions per minute.

Partition Inserter SF-400 Quattro

The fastest, most flexible partition inserter on the planet.


Speed, reliability, quality

High-speed partition insertion is nothing without reliability and quality. The SF-400 Quattro follows the same ethos as all of our other partition handling machines; 100% control of the paper at all times. The SF-400 Quattro does not flip open partitions nor drop them into cases. Partitions are controlled by opposing sets of vacuum arms that open the partition to the proper position. The partition is placed into the waiting case via our servo inserter head and is only released when it has been inserted into the correct position in the case.

The servo-driven case exchange precisely places cases at the insertion station to ensure that lightweight, empty cases are exactly where they need to be to guarantee reliable insertions.

Wayne Automation Partition Inserters have a proven track record of performance that has made us the leader in partition handling.

Compatible with a wide array of partitions

The SF-400 Quattro stands apart not only in speed and reliability, but in the wide array of partition styles the machine can handle—Multi-cell, Air cell, Z-partition, glued-in A-partition and everything in between—in solid fiber or corrugated, shoulder height or mixed heights, in all locking styles.

Fast in operation, fast in changeover

Speed is also about production changeover. Available T-Tooling allows you to dramatically shrink changeover time with preset partition opener arms that are rapidly exchanged by a single person using the included lift cart. Motorized adjustments are available for magazine and conveyor settings allowing the operator to make one-touch adjustments from the operator control station.

Big performance, small maintenance

Speed is nothing if your machine is down for lengthy maintenance and repair cycles. The SF-400 Quattro is specifically designed to make maintenance quick and easy. Highly reliabile Allen Bradley servo drives and motors provide trouble-free operation for the case exchange, partition transport and inserter motion. Available automatic grease pumps and airline lubricators ensure lubrication is done correctly all while the machine continues to run. Available Total Planned Maintenance (TPM) provides notification and acknowledgement of routine maintenance and provides pictures and instructions of the task to be performed via the color touch screen HMI.

Safety, our best performance feature

Standard on the SF-400 Quattro Partition Inserters are Lexan doors equipped with anti-intrusion switches. The vertical traveling inserter head is equipped with redundant safety systems including a pneumatic rotary brake, rod clamp, and a resistive braking module to ensure completely safe entry into the machine when stopped. Remote emergency and cycle stop stations are located around the machine and the status is displayed on the main operator panel.


Multicell Partitions
End Air Cell
Side Air Cell
Glued-In A-Partition
Closed X
Cross X
12-Cell Shunted Partitions



• Speeds to 70 Insertions Per Minute
• Easy Load Magazines
• Lexan® Safety Doors with Allen Bradley Anti-Intrusion Switches
• Rugged MIG Welded Rectangular Steel Frame
• Wide Range of Partition Sizes and Styles in Corrugated or Solid Fiber
• Available T-Bar Tooling for Fast Changeovers


• AB PLC with PanelView™ Color Touch Screen HMI
• Nordson Hot Melt Glue System (for glued-in partition styles)




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.


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