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For applications requiring automatic dispensing of long pieces of Kraft gummed paper and reinforced tapes with programmable hands free operation, two repeat keys, and ultimate connectivity to peripheral devices:

BP555eLA Automatic Featured Gummed Tape Machine

Safe and Strong.  Continuing the Tradition of Excellence.  Over the years we have heard gummed tape dispensers call tape wetters, tape lickers, and gummed tape machines.  Water activated tape is stronger, faster, and easier to use than any other method to close a box, carton, mailer, or manila envelopes.

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Better Pack® Electronic model BP555e series are the newest electronic machines on the market today. With color coded selective measuring lengths and the most advanced moistening system, you are assured of a strong, safe carton closure with the minimum amount of tape.  How about a tape dispenser with future expansion?  The BP555eLA allows you to add external devices to automatically dispense gummed tape.  The AMD will automatically determine the amount of tape required to seal the box!  The BP555eLA will also hook up to a computer through the patented serial port. 

The BP555eLA replaces all of the previous Better Pack BP555, BP556 Robot, and the BP554 models allowing the operator to get up to three different lengths of tape automatically as each piece is taken.  You can Bet 555 offers more options and features than any other model on the market.

Triple brush moistening and a patented top heater deliver hot tape for foolproof adhesion. Only with hot tape can you be sure that all the tape’s hard dry glue is reactivated in the split second it takes to dispense it. Hot tape is "alive." It hugs the Kraft of the carton to form an inseparable bond even if it is not carefully rubbed down by the packer! The top heater heats the tips of the brushes where the tape passes over the brushes for "zone" heating. Adjustable pressure bars regulate flow of water for different types of tape and sealing situations.

The Better Pack® 555eLA handles reinforced and paper gummed tapes from 1 ½" to 3" wide.  Select from 12" up to 90" in 6" increments, a divider key, two repeat keys, random key, "+" and "-" 1 cm keys, and an "A" key.  The A key allows the operator to program from 1 to 3 lengths to dispense consecutively with the operator taking a piece and the next one dispenses. 

Improve your speed, efficiency, placement and performance with the available optional equipment: 

AMD - Saves Tape

Automatic Measuring Device

Item #123A-AMD

CodeTapers - For Better 555 printing as tape is dispensed.

Tape Aerials - For Speed/Placement

Foot Pedals - Efficiency/Hands Free


Pick your keypad and click on the picture to go to the machine. 
Note the number of repeat keys and length for the selector buttons.
(Optional Metric lengths available with 220v models.)

If you need a 4" model, see the BP754 or the Cyklops models. We also offer off rental, and demo units.  Call for pricing and availability. 

Click on the following items that support the BP555eLA:

Tape Feeding Instructions.

Maintenance Instructions    Replacement Parts List with diagrams, or click here for the parts list with pictures.

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