There are at least two obvious methods that have to work:thereaverofdarkness wrote:OmegaStorm720 wrote:I still haven't solved the mining drill problem!
1. Provide a belt lane to each mining drill having a lane balancer for each belt and feeding all belts into a big belt balancer.
2. Use only so much drills per lane that the lane never gets full, have a lane balancer on each belt and feed all belts into a belt balancer (wuich is far smaller than the one from the first solution). Additionally use a circuit to unpower all drills as all the balancer's outputs get clogged.
But personally i would not care about balancing the drills at all. Just have enough ore mining outposts so that mining does not have to be optimal. You have to expand eventually anyway - so just do your first expansion per ore somewhat earlier. As play time and richness of newly discovered fields tends to infinity, the difference between concurrently needed outposts using optimal mining and needed outposts using sloppy mining in average tends to 0.