Is this 8 belt balancer efficient?

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Is this 8 belt balancer efficient?

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It probably isn't optimal, but does it at least do the job? Trying to not import any blueprints. Thanks for any help provided!
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That's two 4 belt balancers side by side.

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Nidan wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2024 9:05 pm
That's two 4 belt balancers side by side.
oh.. you're right

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If you put a splitter either before (and/)or after the double-splitter in the middle, you will at least get some mixture between the two sides. And I assume the yellow belts will be updated to red... ;)

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wobbycarly wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2024 3:25 am
If you put a splitter either before (and/)or after the double-splitter in the middle, you will at least get some mixture between the two sides. And I assume the yellow belts will be updated to red... ;)
Ah, so you just want to mix them together as much as possible. Thanks!

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Well, yes and no.

At a bare minimum, each output belt should have an equal part from every input belt. 8x8, means 8 inputs and 8 outputs. Each of the 8 outputs should be 1/8 of the first input, 1/8 of the second input, 1/8 of the third input, and so on through the final input.

Ideally, however, the balancer would allow you to hook up any number of input belts, and any number of output belts, and still have each output belt get an equal share of each hooked up input belt.

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I know you said you don't want to use blueprints, but I put together this 8x8 belt balancer if you need it. (Inputs on left, outputs on right.) Hope this helps! :D



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Haven't we solved this years ago.

Here

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That's overkill.

That mine doesn't need input balancing and it doesn't need unlimited throughput on 8 redbelts
First use splitters to reduce to 4 belts.
After that place a 4 to 4 belt balancer.
Splitt the output to 8 again.
After that you can use yellow belts.

I also suggest to set the input on the middle lanes to priority. Ore fields are denser in the middle.

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Nosferatu wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2024 1:43 pm
That's overkill.

That mine doesn't need input balancing and it doesn't need unlimited throughput on 8 redbelts
First use splitters to reduce to 4 belts.
After that place a 4 to 4 belt balancer.
Splitt the output to 8 again.
After that you can use yellow belts.

I also suggest to set the input on the middle lanes to priority. Ore fields are denser in the middle.
Basically nothing except trains needs balancing anyway.

Now we have priority splitters we can build compressors instead of balancers, and those are almost always what you reall want.

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