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
Thermal Expansion 2/3