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Better Pack 500M


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The Better Pack 500M is a simple-to-use electronic water-activated tape dispenser (also known as a paper tape dispenser, gummed or gum tape dispenser, Kraft tape dispenser). The Better Pack 500 uses reinforced and non-reinforced water-activated tape, gummed side in or gummed side out. 

The Better Pack 500M tape machine is calibrated in centimeters and the voltage is 220V

The BP500M meets or exceeds UL, CE and CSA standards for operator safety. 

(Note: The image shown is the BP500. The BP500M has a keypad with preset keys ranging from 25cm - 145cm )


  • Medium-to high-volume packaging areas
  • Packing and sealing more than 100 cartons per day/per 8hr shift
  • Performs in demanding or harsh working environments…cold, heat, dusty
Features of the Better Pack 500M Benefits
Steel Frame Construction covered in durable ABS plastic Rugged                       
Meets or exceed UL, CE and CSA standards for operator and electrical safety Safe
14 preset length keys offer one-touch dispensing of tape lengths from 25 to 145 centimeters Efficient
Press and hold the Random key for custom lengths up to 120 inches Adaptable
Dispenses tape at 114 centimeters per second Productivity
Only one strip of water-activated tape needed for secure, strong seal Cost-Effective

Alternative Electric Water-Activated Tape Dispensers

Better Pack 555eS Series and Better Pack 555eSA Series are the only electric water-activated tape dispensers in the industry to be UL Listed and Approved by Underwriters Laboratory (UL).

Did You Know?

The Better Pack 500 shares many similar parts as our discontinued model called the Better Pack 555S (BP555S) and Better Pack 555L (BP555L) tape dispensers. The Better Pack 500 offers longevity and reliability; the same benefits realized when using the Better Pack 555S. Better Pack 555S is still supported by Better Packages, but parts are limited. If you’re looking for a replacement, the Better Pack 500 or the Better Pack 555eS are both tape dispensers that should be considered.

Call Better Packages’ Customer Service Department with parts questions at 800-237-9151, or search for the Better Pack 555S parts you need using our interactive Parts Look Up.


Maximum Diameter of Tape Roll: 19 cm
Maximum Length of Tape Roll: 183 M
Shipping Weight: 30 lbs.
List Price : $1215.00
Dimensions: 45.7 cm L x 30.5 cm W x 26.7 cm H
Dispensing Tape Length: 15 cm - 114.3 cm
Dispensing Tape Speed: 114 cm per sec.
Tape Width: 3.8 cm to 7.62 cm
Tape Type: Reinforced and non-reinforced water-activated tape, gummed side in or gummed side out
Water Bottle Capacity: 1.3 liters
Blades: Guillotine Shear Blades
Water Brushes: 3
Electrical Requirements: 220V
Safety Compliance: Meets or exceeds UL, CE and CSA standards for operator safety
Warranty: 2 year parts, 6 months labor
Accessories: N/A
Available Options: Machine's keypad is calibrated in CM and voltage is 220V.


Tape Aerial


The Tape Aerial accessory attaches to the front of the Better Pack 500 to help deliver tape in an upright position for easy handling and placement. It simplifies and speeds up the packaging process when dispensing long lengths of tape.

Ideal for sealing large cartons, when long lengths of tape are required. 36 inches or more on average.

Code Taper

The Code Taper accessory allows for custom printing directly onto the water-activated tape as it is dispensed. 

Print logos, dates and printed codes on demand. Requires custom roll pads and ink. (not a multi-color application; prints one color message(s) only). 

Be sure to check out our Better Pack 500 Ink Jet System, the ultimate on-demand ink jet printing system!

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