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Product Highlights: 555e Series Water Activated Tape Dispensers

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By: Better Packages on March 3rd, 2016

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As a business that ships products to customers, you are probably interested in increased productivity and security. If so, you'll need the proper carton sealing solution. Water activated tape (WAT) is a strong sealing solution that creates a permanent bond with the corrugated carton, thereby ensuring product security. The Better Packages’ 555e Series dispensers offer features that are ideal for businesses’ with higher volume packing needs.

The Better Packages 555e Series includes the BP555eS and the BP555eSA, along with many variations engineered for international markets. These dispensers are approved by Underwriters Laboratory (UL) for the US market, CE and CSA certified for the European Economic Area and the North American markets respectively. This article discusses the two water activated tape dispensers available in this series, so you can source the product that best meets your business needs. 

Better Pack 555e Series

Better Pack 555eS Water Activated Tape Dispenser

Both dispensers offer important productivity benefits including:

  • Fast tape output of 45” per seconds
  • Flexible operation with a color-coded keypad that allows tape length to be adjusted in half inch increments. 
  • 1, 000 foot tape roll capacity means less frequent tape changeovers
  • Productivity enhancing accessories

In addition to promoting productivity, these dispensers have features that improve worker safety. A safety interlock switch disables the cutting blade when the front cover is open. They also include a thermal cutoff that prevents the motor from overheating after extensive use.

Better Pack Tape Dispenser 555eSA 

The Better Pack 555eSA takes all the features of the 555eS and adds several more. The “A” in represents an Automatic Tape Advance feature, which means that once a piece of tape is removed from the dispenser, another automatically advances. This can be a great productivity enhancer. A microprocessor based control system can be interfaced with PC’s, printers, and shipping systems.

Whichever gummed tape dispenser you choose, the BP555eS or the BP555eSA, you will receive the highest quality reinforced tape dispenser on the market. These machines come with the best warranty in the industry (2 year parts and materials; 6 months labor) and Better Packages’ long history, almost 100 years, of manufacturing water activated packaging tape dispensers.

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About Better Packages

Founded in 1917, Better Packages is a leading manufacturer of tabletop water-activated tape (WAT) dispensers used in carton sealing. Better Packages’ product line includes auto-dispensing electric machines that are used in high volume fulfillment centers, as well as manual dispensers. In the U.S., Better Packages sells through multiple channels that include industrial and packaging distributors and catalog wholesalers, as well as direct to end-user customers. Its distribution network consists of over 160 authorized distributors including Tier 1 shipping and packaging. Better Packages also has another 50 international distributors that service over 70 countries. Better Packages is a wholly owned subsidiary of Intertape Polymer Group (IPG), an acknowledged leader in the packaging industry. IPG sells a full line of Central® water-activated tape, as well as many other premier packaging products.