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BXL5000 Filter System
The BXL5000 is designed exclusively for tanks where overhead clearance is a problem. The motor is inverted and positioned outside the tank, taking up only 2 inches (5 cm) of space above the tank. The belt-drive unit provides a maximum flow rate of 5000 gallons (19,000 liters) per hour. Use it stationary on one tank or move it from tank to tank. Multiple body lengths (8, 10, 12 and 14 inch) enable use of the BXL5000 in tanks with varying solution levels and depths.


BXL5000 Labeled Photo

   The BXL5000 comes complete, preassembled, ready to operate and includes the items shown in the labeled photo above. For best results in most metal-finishing solutions, use the BXL5000 with our Permacore Magnum Reusable or Poly-Spun Disposable filter cartridges in the appropriate length.

BXL5000 Specifications
Pump: Available in CPVC, polypropylene, PVDF (Kynar), and stainless steel as pump materials of construction. Standard internal shaft is made of 303 stainless steel covered with Teflon heat-shrink tubing. A 2-inch-long (5-cm) titanium-tip or Hastelloy-276C-alloy-tip shaft that threads onto the impeller is available on a special-order basis for solutions that aggressively attack stainless steel. Click here for help selecting material of construction.
Flow Rate: 5000 gallons (19,000 liters) per hour at 60 Hz. A flow-rate reduction of about 18% is typical when operating at 50 Hz.
Pressure: 27 feet (8.2 meters) of head pressure.
Weight: About 29 pounds (13 kg) in CPVC, depending on pump- body length
Motor: Epoxy coated, TEFC, Thermally Protected. Electrical cord is 12 feet long (3.6 meters). Select from the following motors:
(1) Single phase, 3/4 HP (560 watt), 115/230 V, 9.6/4.8 A, 60 HZ, 3450 RPM
(2) Single phase, 3/4 HP (560 watt), 110/220 V, 9.2/4.6 A, 50 Hz, 2850 rpm
(3) Three phase, 1 HP (760 watt), 220/460 V, 3.0/1.5 A, 60 HZ, 3450 RPM. There is an additional charge for three-phase motors.
Other Factors: Because it is a belt-drive unit with many more working parts than our standard pumps with upright motors, the BXL5000 costs considerably more and may be more maintenance-intensive over time. For these reasons, the BX5000 with upright motor is generally preferred if you have sufficient above-tank clearance. See this link for BX5000 specs.

BXL5000 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 4 inches (10 cm) or more above the Weep Hole on the BXL5000 pump body. The Impeller is located just beneath the Weep Hole and must be submerged in solution for the pump to operate. See this link for photo explanation.

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.

Or see this link for do-it-yourself guidance.

BXL5000 Dimensions
To determine the pump-body length of a BXL5000 you already have, measure the "A" Dimension (from bottom of Pump Base to bottom of Swiveling Impeller Housing). Then see table below for corresponding pump model.

Flo King BXL5000 Drawing

"A" Dimension Pump-Body Length
10-3/4 inches (28 cm) BXL5000-8
12-3/4 inches (32 cm) BXL5000-10
14-3/4 inches (38 cm) BXL5000-12
16-3/4 inches (43 cm) BXL5000-14

* Stainless steel BXL5000 available only in 12" pump-body length.

In-Tank Space Requirements

Most customers use the BXL5000 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 6-1/2 x 9-1/2 inches (16.5 x 24 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.

BXL5000 with Elbow in Tank


Without 45-Degree Elbow and Outlet Extension attached, about 6.5 x 7 inches (16.5 x 17.8 cm) of in-tank space is needed.


BXL5000 without Elbow



   The BXL5000 has a Swiveling Impeller Housing that rotates 360 degrees, allowing you to position the Discharge Port, Elbow and Outlet Extension in any position.


Swiveling Impeller Housing


  When used for filtration, the BXL5000 is almost always used with a Double Cartridge Holder to hold two filter cartridges at once instead of just one. A Quad Cartridge Holder to hold four filter cartridges at once is also available. See photos below.


Double and Quad Cartridge Holders

BXL5000 Parts
Click here for photos and descriptions of more BXL5000 parts and accessories.

BXL5000 Repair Parts
Select this link to view photos and descriptions of BXL5000
Repair Parts.

BXL5000 Filter Cartridges
See this link for filter cartridge mounting photos.

BXL5000 Motor Position

The BXL5000 motor is positioned outside the tank to avoid above-tank obstructions like automated hoists.


BXL5000 Filters and Agitates

The BXL5000 filters while providing agitation to promote uniform bath composition and temperature.


Flo King Materials of Construction

CPVC (gray in color) and polypro (white) are most popular BXL5000 pump materials of construction. Also available are PVDF/Kynar (lower left) and stainless steel.


BXL5000 with SIFCA

BXL5000 with optional Slide-In Filter Cartridge Adapter (SIFCA). This accessory allows operator to change filter cartridges without moving pump from tank.


SIFCA Operator

Operator removes filter cartridges from pump using optional SIFCA accessory.