Encased Industrial Beams Super-Efficient Factory Layout
Epic Steam EA EX  Beginner Rectangle Manifold 45 foundations
The aim of this layout is to produce a total of 15 encased industrial beams per minute, which shall be used in a follow up guide for heavy modular frames. This build will be clean and compact with screenshots included for each step of the way.
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In order to build this factory layout you will need the following requirements:
- 240 Steel Ingots per minute,
- 225 Limestone per minute,
- 3 Assemblers,
- 9 Constructors.
- < 102Mw
Encased Industrial Beams Super-Efficient Build Guide
Part 1 – Concrete Constructor Placement
Our first priority is to place down the five constructors used to produce concrete. Place four splitters in the middle of the first four foundations along the first column's border edge. Next place a constructor flush against each splitter as well as a fifth constructor in the fifth row.
Note that with the constructor flush against the splitter, our constructors should be spanning both the first and second column.
Once done connect the conveyors to the manifold and the five constructors, as we have over 120 items on the belt per minute you will need at least a MK3 conveyor along this manifold. On the output side of the constructors place a merging manifold flowing forward. My mergers are placed spanning the border of the second and third column. Here you will need to use a MK2 belt. Finish this section by setting all constructors to concrete.
Part 2 – Steel Beam Constructors
Next we shall place the four constructors that are producing steel beams. In the fourth column place four constructors facing towards the centre of the grid from the first, to the fourth row. Then place a merging line along the outputs, the three mergers should be flowing forwards and flush against the first three mergers of the concrete line. We will also place splitters in front of the first three constructors’ inputs. At this point we can connect all the manifolds with conveyors, the steel ingot manifold will require a MK3 belt. From here ensure these four constructors are set to steel beams.
Part 3 – Encased Industrial Beam Assemblers
Now we shall place three assemblers facing forwards in the seventh row, start by placing the first assembler so that it spans the first and second column, the two assemblers following should be placed next to this assembler.
If done correctly the middle assembler’s inputs should align with the two merging lines we constructed previously.
Part 4 – Placing the Double Manifold
In the sixth row we shall now place a double manifold, start by placing two splitters flowing forwards just in front of the closest edge of the sixth row. They should be parallel to the previous merging lines for the concrete and steel beams. On top of one splitter stack a second splitter, delete the splitter beneath. At this point we shall feed the front output of each splitter into the first assembler and we shall run two more splitters on both the top and bottom manifold feeding into the two neighbouring assemblers. Set all three assemblers to encased industrial beams. One assembler should be set to 50% clock speed and the other two at 100%. We will finally add a merging line for the assembler outputs which shall send the encased industrial beams to a storage area or onto further manufacturing such as in our follow up guide for building heavy modular frames.
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