Smart Splitter

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Smart Splitter
Smart Splitter.png
Splits conveyor belts in three.
You can set a rule for which part should go to the left and which part should go to the right.
Category Logistics
Subcategory Sorting
Unlocks at Tier 5
Inputs 1
Outputs 3
Width 5m
Length 5m
Height 4m(+1m into the foundation)
Reinforced Iron Plate.png
A.I. Limiter.png
Resources breakdown [Expand]
3 × Reinforced Iron Plate.png Reinforced Iron Plate
12 × Iron Plate.png Iron Plate
24 × Iron Ingot.png Iron Ingot
24 × Iron Ore.png Iron Ore
72 × Screw.png Screw
12 × Iron Rod.png Iron Rod
12 × Iron Ingot.png Iron Ingot
12 × Iron Ore.png Iron Ore
1 × Motor.png Motor
2 × Stator.png Stator
20 × Wire.png Wire
7 × Copper Ingot.png Copper Ingot
7 × Copper Ore.png Copper Ore
6 × Steel Pipe.png Steel Pipe
6 × Steel Ingot.png Steel Ingot
9 × Iron Ore.png Iron Ore
9 × Coal.png Coal
2 × Rotor.png Rotor
44 × Screw.png Screw
8 × Iron Rod.png Iron Rod
8 × Iron Ingot.png Iron Ingot
8 × Iron Ore.png Iron Ore
6 × Iron Rod.png Iron Rod
6 × Iron Ingot.png Iron Ingot
6 × Iron Ore.png Iron Ore
1 × A.I. Limiter.png A.I. Limiter
1 × Circuit Board.png Circuit Board
12 × Wire.png Wire
4 × Copper Ingot.png Copper Ingot
4 × Copper Ore.png Copper Ore
6 × Plastic.png Plastic
8 × Crude Oil.png Crude Oil
18 × Quickwire.png Quickwire
Total Base Ingredients
8 × Crude Oil.png Crude Oil
11 × Copper Ore.png Copper Ore
59 × Iron Ore.png Iron Ore
14 × Caterium Ore.png Caterium Ore
9 × Coal.png Coal

The Smart Splitter is a smart version of the Splitter that allows for setting one filter on each of its outputs. It is useful when you have a conveyor belt that transports different items and you want to take one item out and onto another belt.

Mode of Operation[edit | edit source]

  • Looking into the input of the splitter, the splitter has 3 outputs named Left output, Center output and Right output.
  • Each output can be set to one filter for a specific item (which you can choose from a list), None, or Any (indicated in the splitter as an asterisk *).
  • Note that "Any" in this respect means anything not filtered on the other outputs.
  • The outputs are processed in a specific order: center output first, left output, right output. If you have 2 or more outputs filtering the same item, it will only be sent off to the highest priority output. If that output is full, the input is blocked and no further items will be passing through the Smart Splitter until the output is cleared. So while the game allows you to set the same filter on multiple outputs, this has no effect.
  • If no belt is connected to an output, make sure to set its filter to None or the input will block if that item passes through the Smart Splitter.
  • You will probably also want one output to be Any, and have a belt connected to that output. You can omit this if you will never put anything on the belt other than the items filtered.

Usage cases[edit | edit source]

The most typical usage case is to use Smart splitters to distribute an incoming belt or truck station from a far away production outpost into belts for individual items.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • When using a Smart Splitter to separate items out for use as input into a production building, you will want to add buffering in the form of Storage Containers on the outputs of the Smart Splitter. Without this, it is going to be very easy to block the input of your Smart Splitter and make it somewhat difficult to resolve issues manually.
  • It is impossible to perfectly balance inputs and outputs of production buildings, so using Smart Splitter outputs anywhere as production inputs will at some point in time require manual intervention to clear a blockage. Adding more/bigger output buffering reduces the incidence rate, but keep in mind you may need to intervene at some point in time.
  • You can perfectly replicate the functionality of the Programmable Splitter using a chain of Smart Splitters and Conveyer Mergers on the outputs. The main advantage of the Programmable Splitter is that it is easier to build and configure, and uses much less space. But if you don't yet have access to the Programmable Splitter, this can be done.

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