Conveyor Belt

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Conveyor Belts
Barrel belt.png
Tier Items per minute Resource cost
Mk.1 60 Iron Plate.png Iron Plate
Mk.2 120 Reinforced Iron Plate.png Reinforced Iron Plate
Mk.3 270 Steel Beam.png Steel Beam
Mk.4 450 Encased Industrial Beam.png Encased Industrial Beam
Mk.5 660 Aluminum Sheet.png Aluminum Sheet
Mk.6 900 Aluminum Sheet.png Aluminum Sheet
Heat Sink.png Heat Sink

Conveyor Belts are used to transport items such as raw ores, refined materials and such, (and Lizard Doggos)[1] between structures. They consist of a single track which can curve around bends and slanted up and down in order to allow vertical placement. Many structures have ports in order to allow belts to be connected into these buildings.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

Speed[edit | edit source]

There are multiple tiers of conveyor belt available, which determines their speed. When items join a belt at a rate higher than the belt's speed, items can be compressed together. For a visual comparison of the different belt speeds, see this YouTube video from Coffee Stain Studios.

Tier Items per minute
Mk.1 60
Mk.2 120
Mk.3 270
Mk.4 450
Mk.5 660
Mk.6 900

Mk.5 and Mk.6 belts are currently unavailable in Early Access.

Length[edit | edit source]

The maximum length a belt can span between Conveyor Poles and/or buildings is 49 meters (equivalent to 6.125 foundation lengths). It costs approximately 1 plate every 2 meters.

Slope[edit | edit source]

The maximum allowed slope is 1 : 1.75. Note that the turning of belt is always horizontal thus only the straight part counts towards the sloping.

Turning radius[edit | edit source]

The turning radius of conveyor belt is 2 meters.

Tiers[edit | edit source]

There are currently 4 tiers of conveyor belts available in the game:

Conveyor Belt
Conveyor Belt Mk.1.png
Transports up to 60 resources per minute. Used to move resources between buildings.
Building
Category Logistics
Subcategory Conveyor Belts
Unlocks at Tier 0
Crafting
Pieces Made 2 meters
Ingredients
Iron Plate.png
1
Resources breakdown [Expand]
1 × Iron Plate.png Iron Plate
2 × Iron Ingot.png Iron Ingot
2 × Iron Ore.png Iron Ore
Total Base Ingredients
2 × Iron Ore.png Iron Ore


Conveyor Belt Mk.2
Conveyor Belt Mk.2.png
Transports up to 120 resources per minute. Used to move resources between buildings
Building
Category Logistics
Subcategory Conveyor Belts
Unlocks at Tier 3
Crafting
Pieces Made 2 meters
Ingredients
Reinforced Iron Plate.png
1
Resources breakdown [Expand]
1 × Reinforced Iron Plate.png Reinforced Iron Plate
4 × Iron Plate.png Iron Plate
8 × Iron Ingot.png Iron Ingot
8 × Iron Ore.png Iron Ore
24 × Screw.png Screw
4 × Iron Rod.png Iron Rod
4 × Iron Ingot.png Iron Ingot
4 × Iron Ore.png Iron Ore
Total Base Ingredients
12 × Iron Ore.png Iron Ore


Conveyor Belt Mk.3
Conveyor Belt Mk.3.png
Transports up to 270 resources per minute. Used to move resources between buildings
Building
Category Logistics
Subcategory Conveyor Belts
Unlocks at Tier 4
Crafting
Pieces Made 2 meters
Ingredients
Steel Beam.png
1
Resources breakdown [Expand]
1 × Steel Beam.png Steel Beam
3 × Steel Ingot.png Steel Ingot
5 × Iron Ore.png Iron Ore
5 × Coal.png Coal
Total Base Ingredients
5 × Iron Ore.png Iron Ore
5 × Coal.png Coal


Conveyor Belt Mk.4
Conveyor Belt Mk.4.png
Transports up to 450 resources per minute. Used to move resources between buildings
Building
Category Logistics
Subcategory Conveyor Belts
Unlocks at Tier 6
Crafting
Pieces Made 2 meters
Ingredients
Encased Industrial Beam.png
1
Resources breakdown [Expand]
1 × Encased Industrial Beam.png Encased Industrial Beam
5 × Concrete.png Concrete
15 × Limestone.png Limestone
4 × Steel Beam.png Steel Beam
12 × Steel Ingot.png Steel Ingot
18 × Iron Ore.png Iron Ore
18 × Coal.png Coal
Total Base Ingredients
15 × Limestone.png Limestone
18 × Iron Ore.png Iron Ore
18 × Coal.png Coal


Unreleased[edit | edit source]

There are two unreleased conveyor belt tiers planned for future updates:

Conveyor Belt Mk.5
Conveyor Belt Mk.5.png
Transports up to 660 resources per minute. Used to move resources between buildings.
Building
Category Logistics
Subcategory Conveyor Belts
Unlocks at Tier 7
Crafting
Pieces Made 2 meters
Ingredients
Aluminum Sheet.png
1
Resources breakdown [Expand]
1 × Aluminum Sheet.png Aluminum Sheet
1 × Iron Ingot.png Aluminum Ingot
3 × Silica.png Silica
2 × Raw Quartz.png Raw Quartz
4 × Bauxite.png Bauxite
Total Base Ingredients
4 × Bauxite.png Bauxite
2 × Raw Quartz.png Raw Quartz


Conveyor Belt Mk.6
Conveyor Belt Mk.6.png
Transports up to 900 resources per minute. Used to move resources between buildings.
Building
Category Logistics
Subcategory Conveyor Belts
Unlocks at Tier 8
Crafting
Pieces Made 2 meters
Ingredients
Aluminum Sheet.png
1
Heat Sink.png
1
Resources breakdown [Expand]
1 × Aluminum Sheet.png Aluminum Sheet
1 × Iron Ingot.png Aluminum Ingot
3 × Silica.png Silica
2 × Raw Quartz.png Raw Quartz
4 × Bauxite.png Bauxite
1 × Heat Sink.png Heat Sink
10 × Rubber.png Rubber
10 × Crude Oil.png Crude Oil
4 × Aluminum Sheet.png Aluminum Sheet
4 × Iron Ingot.png Aluminum Ingot
12 × Silica.png Silica
8 × Raw Quartz.png Raw Quartz
14 × Bauxite.png Bauxite
Total Base Ingredients
10 × Crude Oil.png Crude Oil
10 × Raw Quartz.png Raw Quartz
18 × Bauxite.png Bauxite


Tips[edit | edit source]

Encroaching others clearance[edit | edit source]

This error means that the belt could not be built, because it's within another building's collision box. A belt can only collide with the building it's built out from. Splitters and Mergers, on the other hand, can collide with buildings. Take note when planning the location of Splitters and Mergers.

Wrong way connection[edit | edit source]

The game prevents the engineer from connecting a conveyor belt the wrong way into a building. Should the engineer not be able to connect the belt between two buildings, check if the buildings are rotated properly.

Spiral conveyor elevator[edit | edit source]

Engineers can easily make an early-game spiral conveyor belt by placing down Stairs and using them as a foundation for the conveyor belt. There must be at least 2 foundation spots open to make a spiral conveyor staircase. The stairs can be removed once the conveyor is set up.

Navigation[edit | edit source]

The conveyor belts can be used to move players around. They move the player faster than its corresponding belt speed. belts can be built temporarily for exploration, such as acquiring Power Slugs.

To run against the belt direction, the player can jump onto the guardrail of the belt and run along it.

"The floor is too steep" when building on foundation seams[edit | edit source]

If the conveyor belt cannot be placed on foundations due to its pole being positioned on the seam between two foundations, you can place the Conveyor Pole first, then build the belt.

Belt crossing[edit | edit source]

It is possible to cross belts, as belts do not collide with each other. Belts can also pass through other objects such as terrain, trees, walls, foundation, etc. Belt cannot pass through splitters, mergers, factories and power poles.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The conveyor belt was first shown in the E3 trailer
  • The bottom texture of conveyor belt displays the reversed direction.
  • Higher tier of belts generally have guards at belt edge to prevent the player from slipping off the sides.

References[edit | edit source]