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Refinery Sorter
Type: Blueprint
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Jun 24, 2015 @ 10:04pm
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Refinery Sorter

NOTE: Version 2 has been posted which fixes the size and refinery selection, please use v2 instead:


This is a simple Ore priority sorter to configure the order in which you want your Ore refined.

Simply connect to a Refinery on the right and to a Storage connector on the left then start the Timer Block.

Use the 3 buttons left of the LCD to navigate, select, and re-order Ore priority.

This will only prioritize Ore moving into the Refinery, once it is there it will refine to completion regardless of order.

There is a limitation that multiple Sorters connected to Refineries on the same grid might exhibit strange behavior, I am working on fixing that. Will likely require labeling the refineries.

I appreciate any feedback! I personnally enjoy the menu navigation, feel free to use that in other implementations.

Technical Details:

This functions by having 10 conveyor sorters each named as each material type - Gold, Silver, Silicon, etc - the up, down and select buttons run one of the scripts with arguments that is responsible for updating the screen.

The filter script runs on a 2 second timer, determines which is the current sorter by either the top of the list in the LCD text or by which ever sorter is currently Enabled. It checks the inventory of the refinery to see if it is still processing Ore of the currently enabled sorter, if not, it disables that sorter and Enables the sorter next in the list. Loops the list indefinitely.
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laftho  [author] Jun 25, 2015 @ 10:04am 
I've posted version 2 which addresses some important issues, please subscript there instead! Thanks
Swift Jun 25, 2015 @ 8:07am 
After 200+ hours of SE and bothering to figure out programmable blocks, I can't believe I never thought of this idea. Simple ingenious +1
Pure_Diamond Jun 25, 2015 @ 6:39am 
Clever Girl []

Don't mind if I steal this idea
laftho  [author] Jun 24, 2015 @ 10:39pm 
@Lord Wraith [DSN] you got me just as I was posting all the details :) I've added a more detailed description and more screenshots. Thanks!
Lord Wraith SOL3 Jun 24, 2015 @ 10:11pm 
could you explain to me and eveyone on SE how your creation works and perhaps some more pics to let us see it from different angles thanks