|Extracts solid resources from the resource node it is built on. |
The normal extraction rate is 240 resources per minute.
The extraction rate is modified depending on resource purity. Outputs all extracted resources onto connected conveyor belts.
|Unlocks at||Tier 7
|Power Usage||30 MW|
Resources breakdown [ ]
3 × Portable Miner
20 × Steel Pipe
5 × Turbo Motor
5 × Computer
Total Base Ingredients
The Miner Mk.3 is the improved version of the Miner Mk.2 which mines at 400% speed. It is a building used to extract ore resources (Iron Ore, Copper Ore, Limestone, etc.) from resource nodes around the map.
It is unlocked after completing the Tier 7 Milestone: Advanced Aluminum Production.
Mining Speed[edit | edit source]
The formula for Mk.3 Miner mining speed is:
(mining speed)=4*(purity modifier)*(overclock percentage)*60
Purity modifiers; Impure = 0.5x, Normal = 1.0x, Pure = 2.0x.
The mining speed of a Miner Mk.3 is:
|Node Purity||Mining Speed
Overclocking[edit | edit source]
The Miner Mk.3 can be overclocked to up to 250%, at the cost of greatly increased power consumption.
|25 %||50 %||100 %||150 %||200 %||250 %|
Running a Miner Mk.3 at 50% yields the same amount of resources as a Miner Mk.2 with slightly reduced energy consumption (9.9 MW instead of 12 MW).
Running a Miner Mk.3 at 25% yields the same amount of resources as a Miner Mk.1 with slightly reduced energy consumption (3.3 MW instead of 5 MW).
Limits of the Miner Mk.3[edit | edit source]
The Miner Mk.3 extraction speed on a pure node is limited by the throughput of Conveyor Belt Mk.5. As it currently stands, the Mk.5 conveyors have a transportation rate of 780 units per minute. In contrast, the Miner Mk.3 can produce 1,200 units per minute on a pure resource node when overclocked to 250%. The maximum clock rate the Miner Mk.3 should be set at on a pure node is calculated as follows:
(mining speed) = 480 * (overclock percentage)
(mining speed) = 780
(overclock percentage) = 162.5%
Rounded up to 163% for maximum efficiency.
This will overproduce by 2.4 units per minute, filling up the Miner's output cargo slot in 41 Minutes and 40 seconds.
Note: This throughput limitation will be removed with the addition of Conveyor Belt Mk.6. as it has been confirmed it will have the transportation rate of 1200 units per minute.
See also[edit | edit source]