Rotary Macerator

Rotary Macerator
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Name Rotary Macerator
Type IC Machines
Tool 32px
Stackable Yes (64)
Data Value 188
Mod Included Industrial Craft 2

The Rotary Macerator is an upgraded version of the Macerator. Depending on how long it has been operating, the Rotary Macerator can be much faster than the Macerator. Applying a Redstone current, like with the other Advanced Machines, will increase its RPM, but will constantly draw power. The machine won't go faster than 7500 RPM, unless there are Overclocker Upgrades. Then it would increase 500 RPM every upgrade, making the maximum 10,500 RPM with 6 Overclocker upgrades. Adding a seventh Overclocker upgrade will not reach 11,000 RPM, instead will jump up to 10,800 RPM then fluctuate rapidly increasing and decreasing. Note: adding 3 stacks of Energy Storage Upgrades will increase the Maximum RPM to 16,500 with 18 Overclocker Upgrades. However by Macerating Nether Redstone Ore (which fully charges the Macerator every time it is Macerated) with 3 stacks of Energy Storage Upgrades, you can add up to 22 Overclocker Upgrades, increasing the maximum RPM to 18,500. When you place an item in it, the Rotary Macerator starts at 0 RPM, gaining momentum relatively slow, but the longer it grinds items the more RPM it gains, causing a drastic net boost in speed. When you take items out or when the items are depleted, the RPM will drop until it reaches 0, unless you place another item into it. However, applying a redstone current (you can place a lever directly onto it) will force it to start speeding up to its maximum RPM so that you don't have to give it a couple of minutes to spin up before use. It uses 3 EU/t while in this state.

The Macerator has 2 input slots for various items.

  • The second input slot is meant for modifiers. Modifiers and effect are:
  • Modifiers that work with ores also work with ingots.

The Rotary Macerator will accept up to 127 EU/t without exploding. Note that it will explode with 128 EU/t from an MV Transformer or an MFE Unit, so make sure to use a LV Transformer, BatBox or Transformer Upgrade before connecting it.

In combination with BuildCraft, one can fill the Rotary Macerator with a pipe connecting to the top of it, and retrieve the dust with a Wooden Pipe from the side or bottom.

Recipe


Energy

EU
Input 3 EU/t (while operating OR while maintaining RPM)
Output None
Storage 5000
Speed 16 Ticks/Operation at 7500 RPM

Maximum input:127 EU/t before exploding. (Medium Voltage when using Transformer Upgrade)

The Rotary Macerator processes a stack of items in about 50 seconds, for a rough total of 3000 EU used per stack.

Removal & Recovery

There are several ways of removing and recovering a Rotary Macerator with varying degrees of success.

  • By hand - Destroys block 100% of the time
  • By Pickaxe - Destroys Macerator, returns a Machine Block 100% of the time.
  • By Bronze Wrench or Electric Wrench in normal mode - Recovers Rotary Macerator 80% of the time, returns a Machine Block 20% of the time.
  • By Electric Wrench in loss-less mode - Returns Rotary Macerator 100% of the time.


Bugs

when rotary macerators reach a certain rpm on a multiplayer server it will crash. this is caused by an error where it references net.minecraft.src instead of net.minecraft.server. a fix can be found here in post 13 from the top

Video Tutorials

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