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A glacial precipitator, or precipitator for short, is a machine that freezes fluids into items.
A placed glacial precipitator 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.
When placed, a glacial precipitator faces the player. It can face any of the four cardinal directions, and can be rotated using a wrench.
A glacial precipitator can be configured to freeze a certain fluid into a certain item following one of its available recipes.
When a glacial precipitator’s input tank is filled with the fluid corresponding to the configured recipe, the machine will start consuming Redstone Flux to produce the recipe’s output item. Every produced item requires a certain amount of energy and fluid. When enough energy has been consumed for an item, the input is consumed and the output is placed in the output slot.
The speed at which a glacial precipitator produces 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 precipitator 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.
Fluids and items can enter and exit a glacial precipitator through its sides. Every side of a precipitator may correspond to its input tank, its output slot, or both at the same time.
A glacial precipitator can automatically transfer items out of any sides that directly correspond to its output slot. This is called auto-output, and occurs whenever the machine finishes processing an item, or every 32 ticks (1.6 seconds) if the machine is inactive.
A basic glacial precipitator can automatically output up to 16 items at a time. This amount can be increased by upgrading the machine to a higher tier.
Which sides correspond to which tanks/slots and whether auto-output is enabled can be configured using the Configuration tab in the machine’s GUI.
A glacial precipitator 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 glacial precipitator can have a signalum security lock installed to restrict who can access it.
A glacial precipitator’s configuration can be saved on a redprint to be copied to other precipitators.
Glacial precipitators come in five tiers.
|Tier||Max. power usage||Augment slots||Max. items per auto-transfer|
A glacial precipitator 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 precipitator cannot be augmented.
Augments can be installed in the Augmentation tab in a precipitator’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.|
|Result(s)||Ingredients||Energy||Glacial Precipitator recipe|
|Snowball||Water (500 mB)||800 RF|
|Snow||Water (500 mB)||800 RF|
|Ice||Water (1,000 mB)||1,600 RF|
|Snow (layer)||Water (500 mB)||800 RF|
|Packed Ice||Water (2,000 mB)||1,600 RF|