"Placing smth onto a belt moving away" explanation

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"Placing smth onto a belt moving away" explanation

Postby kocgp » Sun Jul 30, 2017 4:40 pm

The next paragraph on Belt and inserter mechanics page is really confusing to me:
It is a bit of a different story when placing something onto a belt moving in straight line away from the Inserter. The easiest way to explain it is that the Inserter will place on the bottom side of the belt when the belt is moving away towards the right, and it will place on the top side when the belt is moving away towards the left.


This image on Automation page clearly shows that in all cases resources end up on the right side of the belt in the direction of its movement:

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That's it. No need to check what direction miners and inserters face, no need to remember top/bottom cases.

Thanks for the game and the guide!
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Re: "Placing smth onto a belt moving away" explanation

Postby Patashu » Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:41 pm

For the sake of completeness, you should find/make an image that's for inserters, in case the behaviour is different to drills.
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Re: "Placing smth onto a belt moving away" explanation

Postby kocgp » Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:59 am

Suggested short explanation is equivalent to the current one, so if the latter is correct for both drills and inserters, the former should be too.

Anyway, I'll try to verify it this week.
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Re: "Placing smth onto a belt moving away" explanation

Postby mrvn » Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:19 am

Inserters are different because they can be facing along the direction of the belt or against it. But its the direction of the belt that matters and not the inserters direction, which is inconsistent with placement when the inserter is 90° to the belt.
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