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A factorizer is a device that combines and splits various items.
A placed factorizer 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.
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When placed, a factorizer faces the player. It can face any of the four cardinal directions, and can be rotated using a wrench.
A factorizer can be in one of two modes: Combine or Split. In Combine mode, a factorizer combines batches of 9 items into single items. In Split mode, it splits single items into batches of 9 items. A factorizer uses ‘storage’ crafting recipes (storage blocks, nuggets, etc.) to determine which items can be combined and/or split.
A factorizer attempts to combine a batch of 9 items or split an item every 16 ticks (0.8 seconds).
Items can enter and exit a factorizer through its sides. Every side of the device may correspond to its input slot, its output slot, or both at the same time.
A factorizer can automatically transfer items out of any sides that directly correspond to its output slot. 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 every 16 ticks (0.8 seconds). Auto-output occurs after items are combined or split, and auto-input occurs right before items are combined or split. The device can automatically transfer up to 64 items at a time.
Which sides correspond to which slots and whether auto-output and auto-input are enabled can be configured using the Configuration tab in the device’s GUI.
A factorizer 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 device’s GUI.
A factorizer can have a signalum security lock installed to restrict who can access it.
A factorizer’s configuration can be saved on a redprint to be copied to other factorizers.
When a factorizer is active, it emits a light level of 4.