The Pulverizer is a machine added by Thermal Expansion. It smashes blocks and items and pulverizes Ores into twice as much dust. Pulverized ores can be cooked in the Induction Smelter, Electric Furnace, or any other furnace, to produce ingots. The secondary byproduct of pulverizing only happens a percentage of the time. It requires an Dynamo to run, or a filled redstone energy cell.
There is a small chance to receive a secondary byproduct when using the Pulverizer, this giving it a slight advantage over the Macerator. However, this machine is limited to those items listed in the table below and therefore cannot be used with all of the Ores in certain Modpacks associated with FTB.
The Pulverizer has a maximum power of 4 MJ/t and can store up to 4800 MJ. The pulverizer can be powered by any type of engine. However, it is recommended to use at least one or multiple redstone energy cells (powered by a series of engines) for it to work consistently.
When connecting the Pulverizer to a 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 next to 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).
This machine can also be connected to an applied energistics network. When connecting to this type of network, you must configure the input side to be non slot specific, meaning it should not have a color. You then connect an ME export bus to the side you specified as the input (be sure to specify what you want to be input). Then connect an ME interface to the export side of the machine, and identify this side as the proper export colors in the pulverizer GUI. You do not need to configure the ME interface, as it will automatically accept the input from the machine.
A redstone signal can be used to turn on and off the machine. This is important to note when setting up your engines to power the pulverizer; levers placed in certain spots will power both the engine and the pulverizer, which will result in none of your ores being pulverized until the redstone signal to the pulverizer is removed, or you configure the machine to ignore the redstone signal in the GUI.
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