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Solar panel factory

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Here is a creation of mine: One assembler producing solar panels at max. capaity (about 90 panels/m)
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Note that it's created using the Testing mode mod, as i don't have a save where producing the furnaces, miners, etc wouldn't take hours itself :D

Here is how i feed the assembling machine:
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I tried using an assembling machine 3 with 4 speed modules, but i failed to feed the required items quick enough:
Assembler 3
I'm using red inserters, because while they are slower than blue ones, i can have 24 reaching the assembler, but it's still not enough.
If there's anyone that enjoys this kind of "optimisation game" and has a faster solution please share it ;)
Also a train setup that spits out 100 ore per second would be nice, as i'm planning to build this in a game without cheating

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Very intressting usage of the cargo wagons :idea:

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haunted_1 wrote:Very intressting usage of the cargo wagons :idea:
Huh, you didn't know that?
With the "inserter stack size bonus" tech, chests are becoming much more important for moving items in bulks, as opposed to belts. But the chest is only 1x1, and the amount of inserters you can place for it is always very limited.

But a wagon... is a MUCH larger chest essentially, and much more inserters can access it.

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Aaaaaaaaaaand I learned a new thing. This game keeps surprising me :mrgreen:

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I knew about the possibility, but I never actually seen it used by anyone. Is all that infrastructure just to feed the one solar panel assembler?
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just_dont wrote:
haunted_1 wrote:Very intressting usage of the cargo wagons :idea:
Huh, you didn't know that?
With the "inserter stack size bonus" tech, chests are becoming much more important for moving items in bulks, as opposed to belts. But the chest is only 1x1, and the amount of inserters you can place for it is always very limited.

But a wagon... is a MUCH larger chest essentially, and much more inserters can access it.

I actually know about those things but as gammro said, i never seen anyone use it. so yes i m surprised :)

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Gammro wrote:I knew about the possibility, but I never actually seen it used by anyone. Is all that infrastructure just to feed the one solar panel assembler?
Yes it is. I got a slight overproduction of steel, iron and coppper, probably frations of one smelter.

The cargo wagon is really great. One could even try to replace most of the belts with wagons and fast inserters and test what has the higher troughput.

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There are a lot of good ideas in those pics...
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Awesome setup! I had never thought of using cargo cars like that before... nice one.

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Oh, this is old. See: https://forums.factorio.com/wiki/inde ... l_behavior

"Storage/Wagon/Using as "big chest""

But not much more. I fill now the empty subpage with the link to this thread.

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wow, this is amazing! When I played the tight spot challenge, with the solar panels, I calculated how many miners, smelters, assemblies etc. you would need to feed one solar panel assembly, and I thought it was beyond crazy. :D

So, you did it! And in a very nice way, too. congratulations!

I would love to see things like this becoming part of the endgame.

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just_dont wrote:
haunted_1 wrote:Very intressting usage of the cargo wagons :idea:
Huh, you didn't know that?
With the "inserter stack size bonus" tech, chests are becoming much more important for moving items in bulks, as opposed to belts. But the chest is only 1x1, and the amount of inserters you can place for it is always very limited.
Not really true. Upgraded belts have a much higher throughput for bulk items. It's just slow pulling things off the belt. This is when you use multiple fast inserters to feed a factory rather than just one standard inserter.
But a wagon... is a MUCH larger chest essentially, and much more inserters can access it.
This is the moment of brilliance, using the 'bulk' of a train wagon to act as a shared chest that multiple inserters can access simultaneously. Now only if it was smart..

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It reminded me of some kind of storage facility by the looks of it. That could be a good way to integrate real "bigger chests" ingame IMO.

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I want to know why you have such an expansive factory solely for solar panels etc. when you could just use logistics to keep it extremely minimal?

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solardarity wrote:I want to know why you have such an expansive factory solely for solar panels etc. when you could just use logistics to keep it extremely minimal?
Because it's fun to build, that's the whole point why i build it. There's no real use for this factory, because no one needs about 90 solar panels per minute :mrgreen:
I'm not sure robots could handle the amount, 25 items per Solar panel times 90 equals 2250 items/min, that would be 450 deliveries per minute (assuming they can grab 5 items, i don't even know)

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