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Better Pack 555eMA


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The Better Pack 555eMA is an electric water-activated tape dispenser (also known as a paper tape dispenser, gummed or gum tape water-activated tape dispenser) made for fast-paced shipping and packaging environment. 

The Better Pack 555eMA tap machine is calibrated in centimeters, has a voltage of 220V and it uses gummed side out water-activated tape.

(Note: The image shown is the BP555eSA. The BP555eMA has a keypad with preset buttons ranging from 15 - 145 centimeters)

The “A” represents an Automatic Tape Advance feature, which means that once a piece of tape is removed from the dispenser, another automatically advances.  A microprocessor based control system can be interfaced with PC’s, printers, shipping systems, and foot pedals for the ultimate carton sealing solution.

The Better Pack 555e Series (the “555e Series” includes the Better Pack 555eS Series and the Better Pack 555eSA Series) are UL Listed and Approved by the independent safety certification company, Underwriters Laboratory.

Unique Safety Features

• Thermal cutoff: prevents the motor from overheating after extensive use
• Safety interlock switch: disables the cutting blade when the front cover is open
• Material choice: flame-retardant plastic, steel side frames, high grade solenoid
   link and zinc-plated stainless steel parts. 


• High volume, fast-paced shipping environment
• Packing and sealing more than 100 cartons per day/per 8hr shift
• When needing to achieve highest level of productivity with automatic tape advance
• Computer interface required for productivity and control


Features of the Better Pack 555eMA Benefits
Automatic tape advance  Productivity                     
Microprocessor based control Reliable
14 preset color-coded keys, with lengths from
15 cm - 145cm 
Easy operation
Programmable keypad allows tape length to be adjusted in 1.27 cm increments Flexible operation
Tape output of 114.3 centimeters per second   Efficiency
1,000 foot roll tape capacity (gummed side out tape) Fewer tape
Random Key Custom length tape


Maximum Diameter of Tape Roll: 25.4 cm
Maximum Length of Tape Roll: 30.5 cm
Shipping Weight: 14.5 kg
List Price : $1260.00
Dimensions: 50.8 cm L x 31.8 cm W x 30.5 cm H
Dispensing Tape Length: 15 cm - 114.3 cm
Dispensing Tape Speed: 114.3 per sec.
Tape Width: 3.8 cm - 7.6 cm
Tape Type: Gummed side out
Water Bottle Capacity: 1.9 liters
Blades: Guillotine Shear Blades
Water Brushes: 3
Electrical Requirements: 220V
Safety Compliance: UL Listed, Meets or exceeds UL, CE and CSA standards for operator safety
Warranty: 2 year parts, 6 months labor
Accessories: N/A
Available Options: The machine is calibrated in CM and voltage is 220V.


Automatic Measuring Device


With the press of a single button, the ultrasonic Automatic Measuring Device (AMD)s works with your Better Pack 555eMA electronic tape dispenser to measure and dispense the perfect length of water-activated tape. The AMD measures the size of the carton that needs to be sealed, adds 2 inches for each side tape flap, and automatically dispenses the precise piece of tape when the green button is pressed. It takes the guesswork out of carton sealing!


Ideal for measuring random sized cartons quickly and efficiently. Perfect for companies looking to reducing tape waste.

Tape Aerial

The Tape Aerial accessory attaches to the front of the Better Pack 555eMA 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

(note: the Better Pack 555eSA is shown in image)

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!

Parts Drawings/Operator Manual

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