Name Pulverizer
Source Mod Thermal Expansion
ID Name Unknown
Type Block
Stackable Yes (64)
Storage 48000.0 RF
Energy 40.0 RF/t
Solid Yes
Transparent No
Affected by Gravity No
Emits Light No
Flammable No
Required Tool Crescent Hammer

The Pulverizer is a machine added by Thermal Expansion. Its main use is to turn Ores into their respective Dusts, at a 1:2 ratio. The Dusts can then be smelted in any type of Furnace (such as the Induction Smelter or Electric Furnace) to produce Ingots. Its recipes also normally yield a byproduct, thus giving the Pulverizer a slight advantage over the Macerator, as well as a cheaper recipe, although the secondary product usually has only a small chance of production. The Pulverizer is not compatible with every ore in some FTB Modpacks; ores known to be compatible are in the table below.

In Thermal Expansion 2 for Minecraft versions 1.5.2 and earlier, the Pulverizer requires MJ to run, uses a maximum of 4 MJ/t and can store up to 4800 MJ. In Thermal Expansion 3, it requires RF to function and does not accept MJ.

When connecting the Pulverizer to a Transport Pipe system, it is important to note that the machine has one input (blue), a primary output (red) and a secondary output (yellow). These outputs can be changed by using the Configuration menu in the machine GUI. This way it is also possible to use two sides of the machine for the same output, or have primary and secondary products output to the same side (orange). The Pulverizer can automatically eject items out of their specified side into pipes, inventories, and adjacent machines.

One of many uses of the Pulverizer can be to generate Bone Meal and other dyes including Lapis Lazuli through pulverizing wool.


Thermal Expansion 4[edit]

GUI Crafting Table.png

Machine Frame (Basic)

Copper Gear
Redstone Reception Coil
Copper Gear


Thermal Expansion 2/3[edit]

GUI Crafting Table.png

Machine Frame (Thermal Expansion)

Copper Ingot
Redstone Reception Coil
Copper Ingot


Recipe List[edit]

Input Primary Output Secondary Output Chance of Secondary Output RF Cost
Stone Cobblestone 3200
Cobblestone Sand Gravel 10% 3200
Gravel Flint 3200
Glass Sand 3200
Obsidian Pulverized Obsidian 4000
Netherrack Cobblestone Sulfur 20% 3200
Coal Ore Coal (2x) 2400
Diamond Ore Diamond (2x) 2400
Glowstone Glowstone Dust (x4) 2400
Lapis Lazuli Ore Lapis Lazuli (x8) 2400
Redstone Ore Redstone Dust (x8) Cinnabar (Thermal Expansion) 25% 3200
Wood Wood Chips 1600
Sugar Canes Sugar (x2) 800
Bone Bone Meal (x6) 1600
Blaze Rod Blaze Powder (4) Sulfur 50% 1600
Gold Ore Pulverized Gold (x2) 4000
Gold Ingot Pulverized Gold 2400
Iron Ore Pulverized Iron (x2) Ferrous Dust 10% 4000
Iron Ingot Pulverized Iron 2400
Copper Ore Pulverized Copper (x2) Pulverized Gold 5% 4000
Copper Ingot Pulverized Copper 2400
Tin Ore Pulverized Tin (x2) Pulverized Iron 5% 4000
Tin Ingot Pulverized Tin 2400
Silver Ore Pulverized Silver (x2) Pulverized Lead 5% 4000
Silver Ingot Pulverized Silver 2400
Lead Ore Pulverized Lead (x2) Pulverized Silver 5% 4000
Lead Ingot Pulverized Lead 240
Sulfur Ore Sulfur (Dust) (x6) 2400
Saltpeter Ore Saltpeter (Dust) (x4) 2400
Ferrous Ore Pulverized Ferrous Metal (x2) Pulverized Shiny Metal 10% 4000
Vinteum Ore Vinteum Dust (x2) 4000