Name Pulverizer
Source Mod Thermal Expansion
ID Name
Type Block
Stackable Yes (64)
Storage 48,000 RF
Energy 40 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 sometimes yield a by-product, thus giving the Pulverizer a slight advantage over the Macerator, as well as a cheaper recipe, although the secondary output 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 but will accept MJ through a Redstone Conduit.

When connecting the Pulverizer to a Transport Pipe or Itemduct system, it is important to note that the machine has one input (blue), a primary output (red) and a secondary output (yellow). These can be changed to different sides using the Configuration menu in the machine's 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.


GUI Crafting Table.png

Machine Frame (Thermal Expansion)
Copper Ingot (Thermal Foundation)
Redstone Reception Coil
Copper Ingot (Thermal Foundation)

Thermal Expansion 4[edit]

GUI Crafting Table.png

Machine Frame (Basic)
Copper Gear (Forestry)
Redstone Reception Coil
Copper Gear (Forestry)

Materials Accepted[edit]

Primary Output Secondary Output Energy
Material Qty Material Chance
Grid Apatite Ore.png Apatite Ore Grid Apatite (Forestry).png Apatite (Forestry) 12 Grid Sulfur.pngSulfur 10 % 2400 RF
Grid Blaze Rod.png Blaze Rod Grid Blaze Powder.png Blaze Powder 4 Grid Sulfur.pngSulfur 50 % 1600 RF
Grid Disambiguation.png Bone Grid Bone Meal.png Bone Meal 6 1600 RF
Grid Disambiguation.png Certus Quartz Grid Disambiguation.png Certus Quartz Dust 2 800 RF
Grid Coal Ore.png Coal Ore [1][2] Grid Coal.png Coal 2 2400 RF
Grid Cobblestone.png Cobblestone Grid Gravel.png Gravel Grid Sand.png Sand 10 % 3200 RF
Grid Copper Ingot (Thermal Foundation).png Copper Ingot (Thermal Foundation) Grid Pulverized Copper.png Pulverized Copper 2400 RF
Grid Copper Ore.png Copper Ore [1] Grid Pulverized Copper.png Pulverized Copper 2 Grid Pulverized Gold.pngPulverized Gold 5 % 4000 RF
Grid Diamond Ore.png Diamond Ore [1][2] Grid Diamond.png Diamond 2 2400 RF
Grid Draconium Ore.png Draconium Ore Grid Draconium Dust.png Draconium Dust 2 Grid Draconium Dust.pngDraconium Dust 10 % 4000 RF
Grid Emerald Ore.png Emerald Ore [1][2] Grid Emerald.png Emerald 2 2400 RF
Grid Ferrous Ore.png Ferrous Ore Grid Pulverized Ferrous Metal.png Pulverized Ferrous Metal 2 Grid Pulverized Shiny Metal.pngPulverized Shiny Metal 10 % 4000 RF
Grid Glass.png Glass Grid Sand.png Sand 3200 RF
Grid Glowstone.png Glowstone [1][2] Grid Glowstone Dust.png Glowstone Dust 4 2400 RF
Grid Gold Ingot.png Gold Ingot Grid Pulverized Gold.png Pulverized Gold 2400 RF
Grid Gold Ore.png Gold Ore Grid Pulverized Gold.png Pulverized Gold 2 4000 RF
Grid Gravel.png Gravel Grid Flint.png Flint Grid Sand.png Sand 15 % 3200 RF
Grid Iron Ingot.png Iron Ingot Grid Pulverized Iron.png Pulverized Iron 2400 RF
Grid Iron Ore.png Iron Ore [1] Grid Pulverized Iron.png Pulverized Iron 2 Grid Pulverized Ferrous Metal.pngPulverized Ferrous Metal 10 % 4000 RF
Grid Lapis Lazuli Ore.png Lapis Lazuli Ore [1][2] Grid Lapis Lazuli.png Lapis Lazuli 8 2400 RF
Grid Disambiguation.png Lead Ingot Grid Pulverized Lead.png Pulverized Lead 2400 RF
Grid Lead Ore.png Lead Ore Grid Pulverized Lead.png Pulverized Lead 2 Grid Pulverized Silver.pngPulverized Silver 5 % 4000 RF
Grid Netherrack.png Netherrack Grid Gravel.png Gravel Grid Sulfur.png Sulfur 15 % 3200 RF
Grid Obsidian.png Obsidian Grid Pulverized Obsidian.png Pulverized Obsidian 4000 RF
Grid Osmium Ore.png Osmium Ore Grid Disambiguation.png Osmium Dust 2 Grid Disambiguation.pngOsmium Dust 10 % 8000 RF
Grid Redstone Ore.png Redstone Ore [1][2] Grid Redstone.png Redstone Dust 8 Grid Cinnabar.pngCinnabar 25  % 3200 RF
Grid Saltpeter Ore.png Saltpeter Ore Grid Disambiguation.png Saltpeter Dust 4 2400 RF
Grid Sandstone.png Sandstone Grid Sand.png Sand 2 Grid Disambiguation.pngNiter 50 % 3200 RF
Grid Shiny Ore.png Shiny Ore Grid Pulverized Shiny Metal.png Pulverized Shiny Metal 2 4000 RF
Grid Disambiguation.png Silver Ingot Grid Pulverized Silver.png Pulverized Silver 2400 RF
Grid Silver Ore.png Silver Ore Grid Pulverized Silver.png Pulverized Silver 2 Grid Pulverized Lead.pngPulverized Lead 5 % 4000 RF
Grid Stone.png Stone Grid Cobblestone.png Cobblestone 3200 RF
Grid Sugar Canes.png Sugar Canes Grid Sugar.png Sugar 2 800 RF
Grid Sulfur Ore (Railcraft).png Sulfur Ore [2] Grid Sulfur.png Sulfur 6 2400 RF
Grid Disambiguation.png Tin Ingot Grid Pulverized Tin.png Pulverized Tin 2400 RF
Grid Tin Ore.png Tin Ore Grid Pulverized Tin.png Pulverized Tin 2 Grid Pulverized Iron.pngPulverized Iron 5 % 4000 RF
Grid Vinteum Ore.png Vinteum Ore Grid Vinteum Dust (Ars Magica 2).png Vinteum Dust 2 4000 RF
Grid Oak Wood.png Wood Grid Wood Chips.png Wood Chips 1600 RF
Grid Wool.png Wool Grid String.png String 4 1600 RF
Grid Yellorite Ore.png Yellorite Ore Grid Yellorium Dust.png Yellorium Dust 2 4000 RF


  1. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 These Ores are extracted from Nether Ores or require Silk Touch (available on the Digital Miner)

See Also[edit]

Automated Ore Processing