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Macerator

Macerator
Block Macerator.png

Macerator

Name Macerator
Type Machine
Tool Wrench
Stackable Yes (64)
Source Mod IndustrialCraft2

The Macerator is a grinding machine added by IndustrialCraft2 and is capable of breaking down blocks and items. It is used to increase ore output and to convert some blocks and items into even more useful resources.

For Example:

  • The Macerator grinds down 1 Tin Ore into 2 Tin Dust, each of which can be smelted into a Tin Ingot.
  • Cobblestone can be ground down to sand, and gravel to flint.

Function[edit]

The Macerator is used to grind one ore into two units of its matching dust. Each of these dusts can be smelted in any furnace to create their respective ingots. For instance, inserting 32 pieces of Gold Ore into the Macerator will produce 64 pieces of Gold Dust, which can be smelted into 64 Gold Ingots. Certain dusts can also be combined to make new types of ingots.

The Macerator can also be used to increase yield when crafting Bones into Bonemeal and Blaze Rods into Blaze Powder. Additionally, it can be used to grind Sandstone and Cobblestone into Sand, Gravel into Flint, Coal into Coal Dust, Clay into Clay Dust and smelted ingots back into dust.

Being a basic machine, it can have upgrade items such as Overclocker Upgrade and Transformer Upgrade inserted to it and be charged with a battery instead of having to connect it to the power generator.

Energy[edit]

The Macerator can receive up to 32 EU/t and package, unless it is upgraded with a Transformer Upgrade. If you supply it with any more energy than low voltage (32 EU/p), the Macerator will explode! The Macerator consumes 625 EU per operation and requires a minimum of 2 EU/t to operate continuously.

Recipe[edit]

Flint
Cobblestone


Flint
Machine Block
Electronic Circuit
Flint
Cobblestone


Macerator

GregTech[edit]

GregTech changes the regular Macerator recipe to the following:

Flint
Diamond
Flint
Diamond
Machine Block
Advanced Circuit
Flint
Diamond
Flint
Macerator

Flint
Electronic Circuit
Flint
Diamond Grinder
Machine Block
Electronic Circuit
Flint
Electronic Circuit
Flint
Macerator

If Thermal Expansion and Forestry are installed, a functionally equivalent—and arguably cheaper—alternative is the combination of the Pulverizer, Electrical Engine, and any EU production block.

In 1.6.4 Experimental, while using Gregtech, the Macerator Recipe is disabled by default, replaced instead by the Automatic Macerator.

Alternative Components[edit]

This table shows which crafting components can be substituted within the GregTech recipe.

Original Alternatives
Diamond Diamond Dust
Machine Block Machine Block, Sturdy Casing, Bronze Machine Hull, Aluminium Machine Hull
Advanced Circuit Pulsating Chipset, Diamond AND Gate, Diamond OR Gate, Autarchic Diamond AND Gate, Autarchic Diamond OR Gate, Autarchic Gold AND Gate, Autarchic Gold OR Gate
Diamond Grinder Wolframium Grinder
Electronic Circuit Golden Electron Tube, Redstone Golden Chipset, Enhanced Circuit Board, Iron AND Gate, Iron OR Gate, Autarchic Gate

Usage[edit]

Rotary Macerator[edit]

Refined Iron
Refined Iron
Refined Iron
Refined Iron
Macerator
Advanced Machine Casing (IndustrialCraft 2)
Refined Iron
Refined Iron
Refined Iron
Rotary Macerator

Automation[edit]

Top face: Input slot

Bottom face: Battery slot

Front face: Output slot

Back face: Output slot

Left face: Output slot

Right face: Output slot

See also[edit]

Video[edit]