Centrifugal Separator


Centrifugal separator

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A centrifugal separator, or centrifuge for short, is a machine that separates items into their components.

Obtaining

A placed centrifugal separator can be instantly picked up by dismantling it with a crescent hammer. Its configuration is preserved in the item. It can also be mined using a pickaxe, though this can be much slower.

Crafting

Upgrading

A centrifugal separator is initially at the lowest tier (basic). It can be upgraded to higher tiers using upgrade kits and conversion kits.

Usage

Placement

When placed, a centrifugal separator faces the player. It can face any of the four cardinal directions, and can be rotated using a crescent hammer or similar.

Processing

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.

Input and output

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. Auto-output for fluids occurs whenever there is a fluid in the output tank.

A basic centrifugal separator can automatically transfer up to 8 items at a time, and can automatically output fluids at a maximum rate of 100 mB/t. 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.

Redstone control

A centrifugal separator may be configured to respond to redstone signals. It can be in one of three modes:

Ignored
Redstone control is disabled. The centrifuge works whenever possible. This is the default mode.
Low
The centrifuge works when not powered. When powered, it stops working.
High
The centrifuge only works when powered.

The current mode can be set using the Redstone Control tab in the machine’s GUI.

When a centrifugal separator must stop working due to a redstone signal and is still processing an item, it will finish processing that item before stopping.

Security

A centrifugal separator can have a signalum security lock installed to restrict who can access it.

Redprints

A centrifugal separator’s configuration can be saved on a redprint to be copied to other centrifuges.

Light source

When a centrifugal separator is active, it emits a light level of 4.

Tiers

Centrifugal separators come in six tiers.

Tier Max. power usage Augment slots Max. items per auto-transfer Max. fluid auto-output rate
Basic 20 RF/t 0 8 100 mB/t
Hardened 30 RF/t 1 16 300 mB/t
Reinforced 40 RF/t 2 28 600 mB/t
Signalum 50 RF/t 3 44 1000 mB/t
Resonant / Creative 60 RF/t 4 64 1500 mB/t

Augmentation

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.

Augment Installable in Description
Auxiliary Reception Coil 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.
Auxiliary Sieve Auxiliary Sieve Machines with
secondary products
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.
Nullification Chamber Nullification Chamber Machines with
secondary products
Destroys excess secondary products when a machine's secondary output slot/tank is full, allowing it to keep working.

Recipes

Result(s) Ingredients Energy Centrifugal Separator recipe
Slimeball
Blaze Powder
Magma Cream
4000 RF
Pulverized Gold
Pulverized Silver
Electrum Blend
8000 RF
Pulverized Iron
Pulverized Nickel
Invar Blend
12000 RF
3
2
Pulverized Copper
Pulverized Tin
Bronze Blend
16000 RF
4
3
Pulverized Copper
Pulverized Nickel
Constantan Blend
8000 RF
Pulverized Copper
Pulverized Silver
Destabilized Redstone (1000 mB)
Signalum Blend
16000 RF
Pulverized Tin
Pulverized Silver
Energized Glowstone (1000 mB)
Lumium Blend
16000 RF
Pulverized Lead
Pulverized Platinum
Resonant Ender (1000 mB)
Enderium Blend
16000 RF
Blaze Powder
Sulfur
Pulverized Coal
Redstone
Pyrotheum Dust
8000 RF
Blizz Powder
Niter
Snowball
Redstone
Cryotheum Dust
8000 RF
Blitz Powder
Niter
Sand
Redstone
Aerotheum Dust
8000 RF
Basalz Powder
Pulverized Obsidian
Clay
Redstone
Petrotheum Dust
8000 RF
Gravel
Sand
White Concrete Powder
4000 RF
Gravel
Sand
Orange Dye (10% chance)
Orange Concrete Powder
4000 RF
Gravel
Sand
Magenta Dye (10% chance)
Magenta Concrete Powder
4000 RF
Gravel
Sand
Light Blue Dye (10% chance)
Light Blue Concrete Powder
4000 RF
Gravel
Sand
Dandelion Yellow (10% chance)
Yellow Concrete Powder
4000 RF
Gravel
Sand
Lime Dye (10% chance)
Lime Concrete Powder
4000 RF
Gravel
Sand
Pink Dye (10% chance)
Pink Concrete Powder
4000 RF
Gravel
Sand
Gray Dye (10% chance)
Gray Concrete Powder
4000 RF
Gravel
Sand
Light Gray Dye (10% chance)
Light Gray Concrete Powder
4000 RF
Gravel
Sand
Cyan Dye (10% chance)
Cyan Concrete Powder
4000 RF
Gravel
Sand
Purple Dye (10% chance)
Purple Concrete Powder
4000 RF
Gravel
Sand
Blue Concrete Powder
4000 RF
Gravel
Sand
Brown Concrete Powder
4000 RF
Gravel
Sand
Cactus Green (10% chance)
Green Concrete Powder
4000 RF
Gravel
Sand
Rose Red (10% chance)
Red Concrete Powder
4000 RF
Gravel
Sand
Black Concrete Powder
4000 RF

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