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Partition Inserter SF-400 VHS

The SF-400 VHS Partition Inserter has an unmatched reputation for extremely reliable performance and quality. Inserting two partitions per machine cycle, the SF-400 VHS runs at speeds up to 42 insertions per minute. The inserter of choice for many glass plants, the SF-400 VHS has proven to be rugged enough to excel in the harsh 24/7 environment in these facilities.

Partition Inserter SF-400 VHS

High performance, extreme reliability.


Proven dependable performance

The SF-400 VHS Partition Inserter design has 30 years of field-proven performance. Constantly updated to incorporate improvements from the field and include the latest advances in automation, the machine is now servo driven and is controlled by the latest Allen Bradley PLC and color touch screen HMI. What has not changed is Wayne’s fundamental belief that the paper be controlled 100% of the time. Servo grippers transport the partition from the magazine to the inserter head. Vacuum arms control the paper throughout the opening process, making sure the partition is opened correctly every time. The servo inserter head sets the partition precisely into the case ensuring consistent and repeatable results.

Compatible with a wide array of partitions

The SF-400 VHS accepts a wide variety of partition styles its competition can’t even begin to match. With demonstrated performance inserting multi-cell, air cell, Z, glued-in A-partitions and more, the system handles solid fiber or corrugated materials in shoulder height or mixed heights, and in all locking styles. Let Wayne show you why our Partition Inserters are the choice of companies needing proven partition inserting equipment.

Quick and simple changeover

Available T-Tooling allows you to dramatically shrink changeover time between partition styles 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.

Easy maintenance, consistent performance

A machine’s capabilities mean nothing if it is down for lengthy maintenance and repair cycles. The SF-400 VHS has been designed to make maintenance quick and easy. Highly reliable Allen Bradley servo drives and motors provide trouble-free operation for the partition transport and inserter motion. Available automatic grease pumps and airline lubricators provide on-the-go lubrication while the machine runs. Available Total Planned Maintenance (TPM) provides notification and acknowledgement of routine maintenance and provides pictures and instructions of the maintenance task via the color touch screen HMI.

Safety is a top priority

Standard on the SF-400 VHS are Lexan doors equipped with anti-intrusion switches that give you an unobstructed view of the machine function. The vertical travelling 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 42 Insertions Per Minute
• Two Insertions Per Cycle
• Easy Load Magazines
• Lexan® Safety Doors with AB Anti-Intrusion Switches
• Rugged MIG Welded Rectangular Steel Frame
• Wide Range of Partition Sizes and Styles in Solid Fiber or Corrugated in Pre-Assembled and • • Collapsed Partition Styles
• Available T-Bar Tooling for Fast Changeovers


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




Years Of experience

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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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