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A centrifugal separator, or centrifuge for short, is a machine that separates items into their components.
A placed centrifugal separator can be instantly picked up by dismantling it with a wrench. Its configuration is preserved in the item. It can also be mined using a pickaxe, though this can be much slower.
|Machine Frame +|
Redstone Reception Coil +
Copper Gear +
Constantan Ingot +
When placed, a centrifugal separator faces the player. It can face any of the four cardinal directions, and can be rotated using a wrench.
A centrifugal separator has an input slot, four output slots and an output tank. When items are placed in the input slot, the machine will start consuming Redstone Flux to process them. Every item requires a certain amount of energy to process. When enough energy has been consumed for an item, the input is consumed and the output is placed in the output slots. Some items may have a fluid output as well, which is placed in the output tank.
The speed at which a centrifugal separator processes items depends on how much energy it can use per tick. This in turn depends on how much power is being supplied, and on the machine’s maximum power usage. A basic centrifuge has a maximum power usage of 20 RF/t. This can be increased by upgrading the machine to a higher tier, and by installing certain augments.
Items and fluids can enter and exit a centrifugal separator through its sides. Every side of a centrifuge may correspond to its input slot, its output slots, its output tank, or certain slots/tanks at the same time.
A centrifugal separator can automatically transfer items or fluids out of any sides that directly correspond to its output slot/tank. This is called auto-output. It can also transfer items from adjacent inventories into any sides that directly correspond to its input slot. This is called auto-input. Auto-output and auto-input occur whenever the machine finishes processing an item, or every 32 ticks (1.6 seconds) if the machine is inactive.
A basic centrifugal separator can automatically transfer up to 16 items and up to 1,000 mB of fluid at a time. These amounts can be increased by upgrading the machine to a higher tier.
Which sides correspond to which slots/tanks and whether auto-output and auto-input are enabled can be configured using the Configuration tab in the machine’s GUI.
A centrifugal separator may be configured to respond to redstone signals. It can be in one of three modes:
The current mode can be set using the Redstone Control tab in the machine’s GUI.
A centrifugal separator can have a signalum security lock installed to restrict who can access it.
A centrifugal separator’s configuration can be saved on a redprint to be copied to other centrifuges.
When a centrifugal separator is active, it emits a light level of 4.
Centrifugal separators come in five tiers.
|Tier||Max. power usage||Augment slots||Max. items per auto-transfer||Max. fluid per auto-transfer|
|Basic||20 RF/t||0||16||1,000 mB|
|Hardened||30 RF/t||1||16||1,000 mB|
|Reinforced||40 RF/t||2||28||3,000 mB|
|Signalum||50 RF/t||3||44||6,000 mB|
|Resonant||60 RF/t||4||64||10,000 mB|
A centrifugal separator can have augments installed to improve certain properties or to change how it works. The amount of augments that can be installed depends on the machine’s tier. A basic centrifuge cannot be augmented.
Augments can be installed in the Augmentation tab in a centrifuge’s GUI.
|Auxiliary Reception Coil||Any machine||Increases a machine's maximum power usage (speed). However, also increases the amount of energy required per operation. Can be installed multiple times.|
|Increases the chances of a machine producing a secondary product. However, also increases the amount of energy required per operation. Can be installed multiple times.|
|Destroys excess secondary products when a machine's secondary output slot/tank is full, allowing it to keep working.|
|Enstabulation Apparatus||Centrifugal Separator||A specialization that allows for a centrifugal separator to process filled morbs for mob drops and essence of knowledge. However, a centrifugal separator can only process morbs when installed.|
|Result(s)||Ingredients||Energy||Centrifugal Separator recipe|
|Magma Cream||2,000 RF|
Water (250 mB)
|Sugar Canes||2,000 RF|
|Any color Concrete Powder||2,000 RF|
|Electrum Blend||4,000 RF|
|Invar Blend||6,000 RF|
|Bronze Blend||8,000 RF|
|Constantan Blend||4,000 RF|
Destabilized Redstone (1,000 mB)
|Signalum Blend||8,000 RF|
Energized Glowstone (1,000 mB)
|Lumium Blend||8,000 RF|
Resonant Ender (1,000 mB)
|Enderium Blend||8,000 RF|
|Pyrotheum Dust||4,000 RF|
|Cryotheum Dust||4,000 RF|
|Aerotheum Dust||4,000 RF|
|Petrotheum Dust||4,000 RF|