Better pack 555eMA

Better Pack 555eMA

The Better Pack 555eMA is an electric water-activated tape dispenser (also known as a paper tape dispenser, rubberized tape dispenser or water-activated rubberized tape dispenser) designed for fast-moving shipping and packaging environments. The Better Pack 555eMA tape dispenser is calibrated in centimeters, has a voltage of 220 volts and uses water-activated tape, rubberized side out.

The letter “A” stands for the automatic tape advance function, which means that when a piece of tape is removed from the dispenser, another piece is automatically moved. The Better Pack 555eMA dispenser features the highest level of automation available in the Better Pack dispenser family. The microprocessor-based control system can be combined with computers, printers, dispatch systems and foot pedals for the ultimate carton sealing solution.

Better Pack 555e Series:
This dispenser is part of a series of dispensers configured for use around the world.


  • fast growing and high volume shippers

  • Pack and seal more than 100 cartons per day/eight-hour shift

  • Require 220-volt machines with preset keypads in centimeters and water-activated rubberized tape

  • Must utilize automatic belt advance function to achieve the highest level of productivity

  • Can be connected to a computer for increased productivity and control

Unique safety features:

  • Thermal cut-off: prevents the motor from overheating after heavy use

  • Safety interlock switch: disables the cutting blade when the front cover is open

  • Material selection: flame-retardant plastic, steel side frames, high-quality electromagnetic cell and galvanized steel parts.

Features and benefits of Better Pack 555eMA


Up to 15 years (on average) of reliable operation


Automatic tape advance function provides the highest level of tape dispenser automation


Tape capacity of 114.3 cm per second


30.5 cm tape roll capacity means fewer tape changes and less downtime


Only one strip of water-activated tape needed for safe, reliable sealing


UL approved. It is also CE and CSA certified and complies with the RoHs directive.


Code Taper

Description: Code Taper prints one-color messages directly on water-activated tape during dispensing.

Applications: Printing logos, dates and codes on demand. Requires custom rolls and ink.

Aerial Tape

Description: The Tape Aerial is attached to the front of the Better Pack 555eMA to help deliver the tape vertically for easy handling and placement. It simplifies and speeds up the packaging process when dispensing long lengths of tape.

Applications: Ideal for sealing large cartons when long lengths of tape are required. Averages 36 inches or more.

Summary technical data

Maximum diameter of the tape roll: 25.4 cm
Maximum length of the tape roll: 30.5 cm
Transport weight: 14.5 kg
Dimensions: 50.8 cm L x 31.8 cm W x 30.5 cm H.
Dispensing tape length: 15 cm – 114.36 cm
Speed of dispensing tape: 114.3 per second

Tape width: 3.8 cm – 7.6 cm
Tape type: Reinforced and non-reinforced water-activated tape, rubberized side out
Water bottle capacity: 1.9 liters
Blades: Guillotine knives
Water brushes: 3
Electrical requirements: 220V

Compliance with safety standards: UL Listed. CE and CSA certifications and RoHS compliance.
Warranty 2 years on parts, 6 months on labor
Accessories: code cone, tape antenna
Unit of measurement: Centimeters




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