PoxyBase Close Coupled

BaseTek PoxyBase CC® is the perfect non-metallic polymer concrete baseplate for most ANSI/ASME and Sub-ANSI closed-coupled pump designs. Available in 5 sizes, our pump bases are a cost effective alternative to conventional steel designs.

  • Close-coupled mounting combinations
  • Available in 5 sizes and optional materials
  • Pre-drilled for ANSI/ASME B73.1-2001 pumps

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Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a Frame mounted pump, you can find the base your looking for here.
BaseTek has currently pre-engineered 9 different baseplate sizes to accommodate various ANSI/ASME B73.1M pump sizes and NEMA frame motor sizes. The ANSI/ASME B73.1M standard was established so that various manufacturers could abide by an industry standard so as to have common dimensional standards and interchangeability of various size pumps within a given envelope. The ANSIASME B73.1M specification has a dimensional designation of AA to A120 that covers 19 various size pumps. These dimensional standards cover not only the pump itself, but also covers the spaced dimensions of the pump feet, respectively.

View ANSI/ASME Sizing Reference Chart.

Have you found your pump from the sizing chart? If so, you can see the dimensions required by the pump’s footprint and match it with one of our drawings listed (Drawings can be viewed and printed in under the “Documents” section of this site). Drawings BT127, BT139, BT148 and BT153 accommodate ANSIASME pump dimensions AA and AB with various NEMA frame motors (ranging from NEMA 143T to NEMA 326T frames) as listed in the bottom right hand corner of the respective BaseTek drawings. Drawings BT245, BT252, BT258, BT264 and BT268 accommodate ANSI pump dimensions A10, A50, A60, A70, A05, A80, A20, A30 and A40 with various NEMA frame motors (ranging from NEMA 143T to NEMA 405T frames) as listed in the bottom right hand corner of the respective BaseTek drawings.

Please note that some pump manufacturers take the liberty of providing larger nominal impeller sizes (i.e. 3x2-11) yet still comply with a given ANSI designation. Again, the key is to confirm the ANSI designation with the manufacturer or by reviewing a drawing or taking an actual measure of the feet themselves.

Still unable to locate your pump dimension or motor frame? Then you have a NON-ANSI pump or NON-NEMA frame motor. This tells you that you have a candidate for BaseTek’s exclusive QuickBase™ offering and should proceed to that section of this website or call us to assist you in selecting the appropriate baseplate for your given pump and motor. We are always glad to help guide you for proper baseplate selection.

All of our baseplates except for the #127 conform to ANSI/ASME standards for long-coupled pumps. There are no standards for close-coupled pumps, so users are free to create an effective solution that allow for proper support of a given pump and motor.

If you have an ANSI/ASME pump simply select a “Close Coupled” baseplate that already has the existing pump mounting that you need (ANSI Group/#1 or Group #2). Note the dimensions of the baseplate and be sure you select a baseplate that is long enough to support the pump and motor – also verify width needed to support all required feet. Note that the second two numbers in the base size represent the length of the base in inches (all base drawings are located in under the “Documentation” section).

To mount the motor feet, (Note: in most cases there is no need to mount the motor feet on frame sizes 213TC or less (please verify and follow pump manufacturers recommendations)) simply purchase an insert kit and add the needed holes to the base in your shop – see instructions on how to add in our “Documentation” section. This is very easy to do. BaseTek can locate holes for your custom needs with the Custom QuickBase program. Most users find this economical only if several of the same exact configuration are needed.

We can also supply any base less the standard pre-engineered inserts (blank) if requested in the comments section of the base selection. There is no price adder or deduct to omit pre-engineered holes, however, our standard delivery times may increase.

Please be sure to check drawings for hole obstructions prior to ordering a pre-engineered base that comes with standard holes.

Non-ANSI/ASME pump footprints can be accommodated by specifying a blank baseplate without any holes and then add the required holes in field or shop environment.

As mentioned in the above section (How do I know what size base I need?), the BaseTek pre-engineered baseplates have been designed to accommodate standard ANSI pumps and NEMA frame motors. Just as many pump manufacturers comply with the ANSI B73.1M standard, so do various motor manufacturers comply with certain dimensional criteria know as NEMA standards. By checking the nameplate of your motor, if your motor is a NEMA motor, you will find a designated NEMA frame listing (for example, 143T, 145T, and so on up to a 405T frame for our pre-engineered baseplates. These NEMA frame dimensions apply to all TEFC (Totally Enclosed Fan Cooled) and Open Drip Proof motors and designated by the “T” following the respective number.

Please note that if your motor is a C-Flange style motor then there is no need to concern yourself with motor mounting holes on smaller motors that are typically 213TC or less (please verify and follow pump manufacturers recommendations). The motor will be supported by the pump flange and suspend freely off the back end of the pump. For C-Flange motors that require foot mounting, we can provide a custom base drilling pattern in our Custom QuickBase™. We also offer insert kits which allow for shop or field installation of mounting inserts (please see our accessory page). Mounting blocks are also available. For assistance in determining the necessary motor blocks, please proceed to our PoxyBlock™ section in this web site or consult with BaseTek for guidance.

We strongly recommend against the use of threaded studs for mounting the feet of C-Flange motors as to facilitate proper back-pullout.

Be careful – most major motor manufacturers violate the NEMA dimension of a motor when they convert a standard “T” frame motor to a “C” frame.

Still haven’t found a NEMA frame size? Then you may have a special motor that needs to be customized to our family of baseplates. NO PROBLEM! Please proceed to our custom QuickBase™ section.

PoxyBase Features

Typical Applications

  • ANSI/ASME Chemical Process Pumps
  • Non-metallic Mag Drive Pumps
  • C-Face Mounting
  • Close-coupled configurations
  • Sub-ANSI Pump Sizes
  • Smaller footprint Rotating Equipment

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Accessories

PoxyGrout 4 bag Zanite Plus epoxy grout system

PoxyGrout

Mounting Blocks

Mounting Blocks

Insert Kits

Insert Kits

BiD-Adjuster for precision motor alignment

BiD Adjusters

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Benefits of Zanite Plus

Zanite® Plus replaces traditional materials such as iron, aluminum, and steel used in the manufacture of machine bases. Castings are manufactured to finish tolerances, and the resulting base out-performs alternative material in many areas.