The BX1200 provides a maximum flow rate of 1200 gallons (4500 liters) per hour. Use it stationary on one tank or move it from tank to tank. Multiple body lengths (4, 6, 8, 10, 12, and 14 inch) enable use of the BX1200 in tanks with varying solution levels and depths.
The BX1200 comes complete, preassembled, ready to operate and includes the items shown in the labeled photo below. For best results in most metal-finishing solutions, use the BX1200 with our Permacore Magnum Reusable or Poly-Spun Disposable filter cartridges in the appropriate length.
Pump: Available in CPVC, polypropylene, PVDF (Kynar), and stainless steel as pump materials of construction. Standard shaft is 303 stainless steel covered with Teflon heat-shrink tubing. As a precaution for aggressive solutions that may attack SS, a titanium shaft is available for pump-body lengths of 6, 8, 10, & 12 inches and a Hastelloy-C276-alloy shaft is available for pump-body lengths of 6, 8, 10, 12 & 14 inches.
Flow Rate: 1200 gallons (4500 liters) per hour at 60 Hz. A flow-rate reduction of about 18% is typical when operating at 50 Hz.
Pressure: 12 feet (3.6 meters) of head pressure.
Weight: About 10 pounds (4.5 kg) in CPVC, depending on pump- body length
Motor: Epoxy coated, 1/12th hp (60 watt), single phase, 3000 RPM, TEFC, thermally protected. Electrical cord is 10 feet (3 meters) long. When ordering, specify one of the following three motors:
(1) 115 volt, 60 Hz, 2.6 A
(2) 115 volt, 50/60 Hz, 2.0 A, or
(3) 230 volt, 50/60 Hz, 1.3 A
BX1200 Pump-Body Length
All Flo King pumps are manufactured in different pump-body lengths to accommodate the freeboard (distance from top of tank to solution surface) and, in many cases, tank depth. To ensure priming and proper operation, solution must be 1 inch (2.5 cm) or more above the Weep Hole on the BX1200 pump body. The Impeller is located just beneath the Weep Hole and must be submerged in solution for the pump to operate.
Specify length of pump body when ordering. If you are not sure which length is required, supply all of the information requested at this link and we will recommend a system.
To determine the pump-body length of a BX1200 you already have, measure the "A" Dimension (from bottom of Motor Base, where pump is mounted on tank, to center of Discharge Port, where solution is expelled from pump). Then see table below for corresponding pump model.
|"A" Dimension||Pump Body Length*|
|4-1/2 inches (11 cm)||BX1200-4|
|6-1/2 inches (17 cm)||BX1200-6|
|9-1/16 inches (23 cm)||BX1200-8|
|10-3/4 inches (28 cm)||BX1200-10|
|12-1/2 inches (32 cm)||BX1200-12|
|14-1/2 inches (37 cm)||BX1200-14|
|16-1/2 inches (42 cm)||BX1200-16
Removed from catalog**
* Stainless Steel BX1200 available only in 10" pump-body length.
**BX1200-16, rarely required, is now available only on special-order basis for certain applications.
In-Tank Space Requirements
Most customers use the BX1200 with 45-Degree High-Flow Elbow and Outlet Extension installed on the Discharge Port, where solution is expelled from the pump. As shown here, about 5 x 8 inches (12.7 x 20.3 cm) of in-tank space is required for this arrangement. The Elbow and Outlet Extension allow you to direct solution flow where desired. The Outlet Extension also streamlines flow from the High-Flow Elbow.
Without the 45-degree Elbow and Outlet Extension attached, about 5 x 5.5 inches (12.7 x 14 cm) of in-tank space is needed.
When used for filtration, the BX1200 is often used with one filter cartridge. It can also be used with an optional Double Cartridge Holder accessory to hold two filter cartridges at once, or a Quad Cartridge Holder to hold four cartridges (see photos below).
The BX1200 includes a Universal Bracket to secure the pump on tank mounting surfaces up to 1 inch (2.5 cm) thick and 4-3/4 inches (12 cm) wide. Use a Phillips-head screwdriver to loosen the two screws, slide the Universal Bracket in or out to the desired position, then tighten the screws.
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BX1200 Repair Parts
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