Better Pack 500M

Features & Benefits Specifications Accessories Parts Drawings/Operator Manual Product Reviews

Why Choose the Better Pack 500M?

The Better Pack 500M is a simple-to-use electric water-activated tape dispenser  (also known as a paper tape dispenser, gummed or gum tape water-activated tape dispenser) made for medium-to high-volume shipping and packaging areas.  The Better Pack 500M tape machine is calibrated in centimeters and has a voltage of 220V.

Safety Features

  • 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 steel parts.

Meets or exceeds UL, CE and CSA standards for operator and electrical safety. ETL Listed Mark Certification Completed.



Ideal in operations that:

  • Pack and seal more than 100 cartons per day/per 8hr shift
  • Require 220V machines with preset keypads in centimeters
  • Are medium-to high-volume shipping areas
  • Have extreme working environments such has cold, high humidity or dust

Features and Benefits of the Better Pack 500M




Maximum Diameter of Tape Roll:

19 cm

Maximum Length of Tape Roll:

183 m

Shipping Weight:

13.6 kg


45.7 cm L x 30.5 cm W x 26.7 cmH

Dispensing Tape Length:

15 cm- 114.3 cm

Dispensing Tape Speed:

114.3 cm per second

Tape Width:

3.8 cm - 7.6cm

Tape Type:

Reinforced and non-reinforced water-activated tape, gummed side in or gummed side out

Water Bottle Capacity:

1.3 liters


Guillotine Shear Blades

Water Brushes:


Electrical Requirements:


Safety Compliance:

Meets or exceeds UL, CE and CSA standards for operator safety. ETL Listed Mark Certification Completed.


2 year parts, 6 months labor


Code Taper, Tape Aerial

Measurement Unit:


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Code Taper

The Code Taper custom prints one color messages directly onto the water-activated tape as it is dispensed.

Print logos, dates and printed codes on demand. Requires custom roll pads and ink.

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 you are using long lengths of tape (91.44 cm or more).

Parts Drawings/Operator Manual

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Where Can You Buy This Product?

Better Packages sells its products globally through an Authorized Distributor network. Contact us via email at or call us at 203.926.3700 and we will get you in touch with an Authorized Distributor. Or, you can search our Distributor Locator online.