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Finding balance: a guide to belt balancers

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:07 pm
by Trifonius
I couldn't find a general guide to belt balancers, so I made one myself. It covers all MxN balancers, as well as throughput unlimited balancers.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1FsT ... sp=sharing

Feel free to critique it all you like! Any mistakes I made, or techniques I forgot, will be corrected/added.

Re: Finding balance: a guide to belt balancers

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:17 pm
by AngledLuffa
Very interesting - a lot to digest.

I believe there are a couple typos. On page 14,

"However, if we were to make a MxN followed by another MxN"

I believe the second one should be NxN, although I might be misunderstanding.

Also, rout -> route

Re: Finding balance: a guide to belt balancers

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:23 pm
by Trifonius
"However, if we were to make a MxN followed by another MxN"

I believe the second one should be NxN, although I might be misunderstanding.
That doesn't matter here, as we are in the M=N section.

Re: Finding balance: a guide to belt balancers

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:39 am
by benkor1
Brilliant work - but I think you've missed something that a lot of people do. Your 4x4 balancer would not work, for reasons shown in this article: https://wiki.factorio.com/Balancer_mechanics.
You actually need 6 balancers to do it correctly.

How this impacts your golden role, I don't know, but I thought I might point this out.