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6 Red belt balancer

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:11 am
by Trebor
Here is a different way to balance 6 red belts. Not sure how good it is, it just a "different" way to do it.
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Re: 6 Red belt balancer

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:49 pm
by CJ5Boss
Looks pretty good, however, there are two sides of a splitter on the input side of the belt that empty into nothing, maybe this could be improved to fix the throughput and not waste those few products.

Re: 6 Red belt balancer

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:33 am
by fur_and_whiskers
This is an interesting idea, hadn't thought of it before.
You can put an output priority filter on splitter sides without a belt to avoid a few bits sitting unused.

Here it is with the priority filters and a comparison to a respected 6 to 6 balancer

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Re: 6 Red belt balancer

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:25 pm
by Themme
Hmm... quite difficult I think to make 6 belts be ballanced perfectly, or at least make them balanced at variable inputs.
Those designs with different speeds of belts, does that work when this balancer recieves a random percentage of the input capacity?

I do think it should be possible with the fast belts, it just takes some time trying... Ill think about it :P

Re: 6 Red belt balancer

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:06 am
by Trebor
Random percentage of input:
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Re: 6 Red belt balancer

Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:51 pm
by leadraven
If I'm correct, this design only works if all input belts are fully loaded. It's because blue splitter with red/yellow outputs will split 2:1 only on full load, but 1:1 otherwise.
But I like the idea and I'm sure balancing could be done this way! Good luck! I will experiment with it too.