E555-132-01 Moistening Brushes
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Fits Better Packages BP555eS, BP555eSA, BP555eL, BP555eLA, and European BP555e model gummed tape dispensers.
If you have a BP500, you need the 123P-E107X. If you have the BP333, you need the PW107AK.
We recommend removing the tank and brushes every week or two and cleaning the brushes with a mild dish-washing detergent like Dawn or Ivory. Avoid using detergents with moisturizing additives. Rinse well, and when putting the brushes back into the water tank, make sure the high points are facing in the same direction to the front of the tank. There should be a cotter pin holding the brushes together.
If after cleaning the brushes, you are unable to remove any dried glues, replace brushes. Good brushes work only when they are able to 'scratch' into the hardened dried glues so the water can penetrate and reactivate the adhesives on the tape. If the water does not penetrate the glues, the tape will slide and not stick to the carton surface.
If your packers have a hard time remembering to clean the brushes, have them remove them and rinse them every (or every other) time they fill the water bottle.
Brushes should be replaced every 3-5 years for best results.