Alien_Squasher wrote: ↑Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:16 am

So I found something interesting out. So I set up 10 Green circuit assembly machine 1s using the perfect ratio of copper wire to GC of 3:2. Since GC take 0.5 second to make 10×2=20/s. Mathematically this should fill 4/5 of a red belt as it has a throughput of 26.67 items/s, but it only fills 4/5 of

*one side* This surprised me as I was trying to run throughput calculations for 4 belts of GC, so it actually takes in total 20 GC machines to fill 4/5 of a red belt.

The devs should make the note for belts 26.67 or 13.33 or 40 items/second/side just because I mean before now and I'm building a megabase i never even knew that

As others have stated, you did not take into account the speed of the machine making the GC’s. AM1’s are 0.5, which is slower than handcrafting. AM2’s are 0.75, which is 50% faster than an AM1, but still slower than handcrafting. AM3’s are 1.25, which is 66% faster than an AM2 and 150% faster than an AM1, and 25% faster than handcrafting.

Number_Machines*Machine_Speed*Recipe_Craft_Time=Desired_Output. Fill in the three you know and solve for the fourth. For any recipe, you know the Machine Speed and the Craft Time, that information is given in-game.

If you know how many machines you want to use, you can use this to determine their output. If you know you want to fill a belt, and want to know how many machines it takes, solve for that instead. Its simple algebra.