Storage Container

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Storage Container
Storage Container.png
Contains 24 slots for storing large amounts of items. Has an input and output for conveyor belts.
Unlocked at Tier 0 - HUB Upgrade 5
Inventory size 24 Stacks
Category Organization
Subcategory Storage
Inputs 1
Outputs 1
Dimensions
Width 5 m
Length 10 m
Height (Stackable) 4 m
Required Items
Iron Plate.png
10
Iron Rod.png
10

Industrial Storage Container
Industrial Storage Container.png
Contains 48 slots for storing large amounts of items. Has two inputs and outputs for conveyor belts.
Unlocked at Tier 4 - Logistics Mk.3
Inventory size 48 Stacks
Category Organization
Subcategory Storage
Inputs 2
Outputs 2
Dimensions
Width 5 m
Length 10 m
Height (Stackable) 8 m
Required Items
Steel Beam.png
20
Steel Pipe.png
20

Storage Container is a building that is capable of storing large quantities of items, which allows for storage automation and large storage buffers.

Industrial Storage Container is the larger variant of the Storage Container with double the size and double the storage capacity.

Behavior[edit | edit source]

If a conveyor is connected to the input of a container, items will be automatically inserted into the container. If a conveyor is connected to the output, items will be automatically outputted. If both are connected, items will flow through and only back up if the outputting conveyor is also backing up or if the output conveyor is slower than the input.

The conveyor mark determines operation speed; containers themselves do not limit throughput.

Industrial Storage Containers usually prefers the belt that is built first, but it can switch priority after save-load. As it does not balance either the inputs or outputs, this can lead to strange behavior and unevenly dispensed items.

Stacks and ladders[edit | edit source]

Containers can be easily stacked on top of each other.

Containers have ladders on the sides, which can be used to climb very high.

Labelling[edit | edit source]

There are different ways to label a container, for a player to understand what is inside:

  • Build a short belt from the container output. This also turns the container into a dispenser, as players can take the item from the belt.
  • Drop a single item in front of the container/on top of it
  • Color-code by painting the container with colors.

Alternatively, pointing at a container in dismantle mode will reveal its contents, for up to 100m away.

Mass relocation trick[edit | edit source]

When relocating several containers (up to 49) of full-items (usually when revamping a base), it can be difficult to do manually, as you have to manually travel a number of times. To perform a 'trick' move, first build a dummy container near the destination point, then use mass-dismantle Ctrl to highlight all the storages you wish to move, but don't click the dismantle yet. Instead, move to the target point then dismantle the dummy container all together. As the item cannot fit inside your inventory, all the items will be dropped into a crate instead, at the last container which you have targeted, transferring all the items there.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

  • Patch 0.1.5: Renamed Storage Container Mk.2 to Industrial Storage Container and added a second input and output
  • Patch Closed Alpha 2 : Added stacking functionality for Storage Containers

See also[edit | edit source]