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Smart Splitter
Smart Splitter.png
Splits conveyor belts in three.
You can set a rule for each output to decide exactly what part should go there.
Unlocked at Caterium Research - Smart Splitter
Category Logistics
Subcategory Sorting
Inputs 1
Outputs 3
Dimensions (Area 16 m2)
Width 4 m
Length 4 m
Height 2n+1 m
Stackable
Required items
Reinforced Iron Plate.png
2
Rotor.png
2
AI Limiter.png
1

The Smart Splitter is an upgraded version of the Splitter capable of filtering its input and handling overflow.

Obtaining[]

Unlocking[]

 Smart Splitter is unlocked via the Caterium Research chain in the MAM.png MAM using:
AI Limiter.png
10
Reinforced Iron Plate.png
50

Construction[]

RecipeIngredientsBuildingProductsPrerequisites
Smart Splitter
2 × Reinforced Iron Plate.png
Reinforced Iron Plate
 
2 × Rotor.png
Rotor
 
Build Gun
1 × Smart Splitter.png
Smart Splitter
 
Caterium Research - Smart Splitter
1 × AI Limiter.png
AI Limiter
 
 

Usage[]

Unlike a standard Splitter, the Smart Splitter can be interacted with to access its UI. In this menu, a single rule (or 'filter') can be set to each output, labeled Left Output, Center Output, and Right Output.

The capabilities of the Smart Splitter can be useful on several occasions, such as for sorting mixed conveyors or handling overflow by feeding excess parts into the AWESOME Sink.

Filters[]

  • Any: The output will behave just like a normal Splitter. Parts will be evenly distributed across this output and any other available outputs.
  • *: Same as Any, but unavailable in the selection menu. Appears by default in the Center Output.
  • None: The output is unused. Appears by default in the Right and Left Output.
  • Any undefined: Same as Any, but parts that have their own designated filter won't pass through this output.
  • Overflow: This output will only be used if there are no other outputs to use. If multiple outputs have this filter, overflowing parts will be distributed evenly among them.
  • Item: Only the selected item will pass through the output. Its recipe has to be unlocked first for it to appear in the list, making some items like  SAM Ore or  Plutonium Waste not appear in the list whatsoever.

Tips[]

  • The functionality of Programmable Splitters can be replicated by chaining Smart Splitters
  • Before the Smart Splitter is available, specific Splitter-Merger arrays can be used to handle overflow
  • Smart Splitters can be used to construct a belt compressor. Read more: Balancer#Belt_compressor
  • Smart Splitters can be used to make a pressure relief valve for a circular Conveyor Belt. Build a Splitter and a Merger on the main belt with the splitter downstream, connect the two with a side belt, then place a Smart Splitter on the side belt with its free output set to Overflow.

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