Belt/Beacon Furnaces: https://gyazo.com/05c6b91daa113d7aa92b1103e626f62d
Due to how the belts are layed out, these furnaces can process 2 full expressbelts of resource and output at max compression if you build it large enough.
Belt/Beacon Tier 1 Assemblers (highest throughput): https://gyazo.com/8c0a1d7cf09418123dd34dd4b2c59776
Belt/Beacon Tier 1 Assemblers (highest energy efficiency): https://gyazo.com/4b2928fe71a0da37b298852f7d8831d9
Similar to the furnaces, the high-throughput can also input/output 2 express belts at max compression if you build it large enough.
And special thanks to the Heavy Loader, now you only need 1 inserter to fill assemblers off the belts, although there is still room to add a second one to the outside if you need it.
The highest energy efficiency is based on calculations as suggested later on in this thread (reference link: https://www.reddit.com/r/factorio/comme ... uctivity3/ )
This design requires a balancer after one side of the express belt is reaching maximum capacity, similar to the below design.
If liquids are not required, simply remove the pipes.
Belt/Beacon Tier 2 Assemblers: https://gyazo.com/285a5ef73ba58ea8067e014726652c5b
This one was a bit tricky.
It's for items that require 3 or 4 crafting materials to make.
In its current design, it cannot balance the outer express belts meaning items will all land on one side of the belt.
It will still output one fully compressed express belt.
With some minor adjusting, you can add balancers on the outside to allow the contraption to output 2 max compressed express belts (refer: highest energy efficiency screenshot above)
However it is limited to half an express belt per crafting material on the input.
For items with 3 materials, you can fill the second belt with whatever it needs more of.
Belt/Beacon Liquid-Component Assemblers: https://gyazo.com/9857262433badb3fa56de01e54ee70a7
Like the previous assembler components, this one can also handle 2 max compression express belts input/output.
Slightly offcenter, but it tesselates rather efficiently when used in larger builds.
Oil Cracking: https://gyazo.com/0a0d362036c94ff811ed9ca86ce3f4ab
Fortified Train Lines: https://gyazo.com/f454dc7943225c60984ca3af730cd784
Straight Rail Piece Blueprint: https://gyazo.com/282acd78bba3a15eafc218302f594c01
4-way Roundabout Intersection Blueprint: https://gyazo.com/150aa81be6e25cd309b3bcc46605c84e
4-way Belt Intersection Close-up: https://gyazo.com/7fde743524d78404a7550e07d1bf6aff
Generic Inline Trainstation: https://gyazo.com/3a6841e09456f1cb67507ce7fc427941
Trainstation Roundabout Adaptor https://gyazo.com/6124815bb7b20343d833fa6cd4d5639e
This was fun to design. A lot you can already see by the screenshots.
You might be asking, whats with the belts?
That serves 2 purposes.
First, it gives you a massive movement speed boost, on top of the boost from concrete.
Second, factorio likes to spawn tiny ore veins scattered around the map.
It's rather convenient having a belt nearby that i can simply attach the output of a small mine to.
The intersections are designed in such a way that, by adding a single belt, it will direct all incoming resources coming into that intersection to leave through that chosen direction.
Ideally you'll only ever have one exit open, and it will be towards the nearest train station or otherwise drop-off location.
The size of the rail pieces are based on the maximum distance between 2 large electric poles.
This means 2 things, the first being it is 2 blocks short of being perfectly aligned to the world chunk grid (aw), but on the other hand it is perfectly sized to fit a 3x3 grid of perfectly spaced roboports that will tesselate over the train lines.
One final thing to note.
Bottlenecking on the trainline belts is inevitible, as there is only 1 belt passing through each straight section.
This means bottlenecking is near neglible as intersections.
If it becomes a problem, you should either route around or add a train station lol.
And on train stations, the adaptor is pre-placed so you can easily attach it on top of any roundabout piece without having to fiddle with finding the one with the right direction on it.
There are 2 main factors when considering which belt junction/balancer is most appropriate for your situation.
The first is respect to lanes.
You may have a line of 4 belts with each carrying a different item.
Running this through any kind of balancing will produce significant problems for your factory.
This may or may not always be a factor, such as you may typically have very large belt buses only carrying iron ore or coal.
The second is its size.
Naturally, all blueprints listed here (hopefully, through community effort) will be of the smallest size possible and fit within common criteria, such always having 1 block of free space on either size of a 4-lane belt section to allow for balancers and intersections.
todo; sort blueprints to lane respective and non lane respective
This one is not mine, just here for reference.