Conveyor Belt

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Conveyor Belts
Barrel belt.png
Tier Items per minute Resource cost
Mk.1 60  Iron Plate
Mk.2 120  Reinforced Iron Plate
Mk.3 270  Steel Beam
Mk.4 480  Encased Industrial Beam
Mk.5 780  Alclad Aluminum Sheet
Mk.6 900  Alclad Aluminum Sheet
 Heat Sink

Conveyor Belts are used to transport items, such as raw ores and refined materials (and Lizard Doggos)[1], between structures. They consist of a single track which can curve around bends, as well as slant up and down. 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; each tier is faster than its predecessor. When items enter 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.4 480
Mk.5 780
Mk.6 900 (Possibly 1,200)

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 35°. Therefore, the maximum rise/run ratio is 1:1/tan(35) = 1:1,428. Note that a the belt is always level when turning from side to side. Thus, only the straight part can be sloped.

Turning radius[edit | edit source]

The turning radius of conveyor belt is 2 meters.

Tiers[edit | edit source]

There are currently 5 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
2 ×  Iron Ingot
2 ×  Iron Ore
Total Base Ingredients
2 ×  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
4 ×  Iron Plate
8 ×  Iron Ingot
8 ×  Iron Ore
24 ×  Screw
4 ×  Iron Rod
4 ×  Iron Ingot
4 ×  Iron Ore
Total Base Ingredients
12 ×  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
3 ×  Steel Ingot
5 ×  Iron Ore
5 ×  Coal
Total Base Ingredients
5 ×  Iron Ore
5 ×  Coal


Conveyor Belt Mk.4
Conveyor Belt Mk.4.png
Transports up to 480 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
5 ×  Concrete
15 ×  Limestone
4 ×  Steel Beam
12 ×  Steel Ingot
18 ×  Iron Ore
18 ×  Coal
Total Base Ingredients
15 ×  Limestone
18 ×  Iron Ore
18 ×  Coal


Conveyor Belt Mk.5
Conveyor Belt Mk.5.png
Transports up to 780 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
Alclad Aluminum Sheet.png
1
Resources breakdown [Expand]
1 ×  Alclad Aluminum Sheet
1 ×  Copper Ingot
1 ×  Copper Ore
1 ×  Aluminum Ingot
3 ×  Silica
2 ×  Raw Quartz
4 ×  Bauxite
Total Base Ingredients
1 ×  Copper Ore
4 ×  Bauxite
2 ×  Raw Quartz


Unreleased[edit | edit source]

There is one unreleased conveyor belt tier planned for future updates.

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
Alclad Aluminum Sheet.png
1
Heat Sink.png
1
Resources breakdown [Expand]
1 ×  Alclad Aluminum Sheet
1 ×  Copper Ingot
1 ×  Copper Ore
1 ×  Aluminum Ingot
3 ×  Silica
2 ×  Raw Quartz
4 ×  Bauxite
1 ×  Heat Sink
10 ×  Rubber
10 ×  Crude Oil
4 ×  Alclad Aluminum Sheet
3 ×  Copper Ingot
3 ×  Copper Ore
4 ×  Aluminum Ingot
12 ×  Silica
8 ×  Raw Quartz
14 ×  Bauxite
Total Base Ingredients
10 ×  Crude Oil
4 ×  Copper Ore
18 ×  Bauxite
10 ×  Raw Quartz


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.
  • Belt will not encroach with a building, if the belt is connected to the building's output.
  • Belt will neither encroach with Power Lines nor other belts.

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.

Clicking an input port on a building will create a belt that moves items into the building. Otherwise, the belt will run from the starting point to the ending point.

Simple stacking[edit | edit source]

You can place belts on a structure. By placing the starting point of the belt on a terrain or foundation, you can end the belt on top of a building such as splitters or containers. You can even stack belts on belts directly, without Conveyor Pole Stackable.

Navigation[edit | edit source]

The conveyor belts can be used to move players around. The player moves faster than the items on the belt, strangely. Belts can be built temporarily for exploration, such as acquiring Power Slugs.

The edges of the belt do not move the player, so they can be used to walk against the motion of the belt.

"The floor is too steep"[edit | edit source]

Trying to land a belt on the edge of the cliff or thin structures such as on power cables will result in this message. Usually moving your cursor around would solve the problem.

"The conveyor belt is too long"[edit | edit source]

The length limit for conveyor belt is 48 meters and it is counted in 3-dimensional length. To fly over the belt across large gaps it is advised to build a bridge out of foundations or walkways first.

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, factory buildings and power poles.

Player transportation speed[edit | edit source]

Conveyor belts can be used as a means of transportation around the map. By using a conveyor ramp and the Jetpack, one can travel long distances with little to no setup efforts. Belts Mk.5 and above offer higher movement speed than that of the Explorer.

Approximate movement speeds for a player standing still on a conveyor belt are given in a table below. Regular running speed is 32 km/h and 48 km/h with Blade Runners.

Speed
(Standing)
Mk.1 1.2 m/s
4.32 km/h
Mk.2 3.06 m/s
11 km/h
Mk.3 8.89 m/s
32 km/h
Mk.4 16.67 m/s
60 km/h
Mk.5 26.67 m/s
96 km/h

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The conveyor belt was first shown in the E3 trailer
  • On tiers 1-3, the bottom texture of conveyor belts displays the reversed direction. Tiers 4-6 have metal on the bottom, but still show the reversed direction texture when clipped through.
  • Higher tiers of belts generally have guards at the edges to protect items (and the Engineer) from slipping off the sides. Take note this does not totally prevent the engineer though, one can be slingshot out from sharp turns.
  • Conveyor Belt Mk.6 is the only belt which is constructed using two items.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Patch 0.1.15: Increased the capacity of Mk.4 and Mk.5 belts from 450 and 660 to 480 and 780 items per minute respectively.

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]