Inserter

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Inserter

Machine

Recipe

Time icon.png
0.5
+
Electronic circuit.png
1
+
Iron gear wheel.png
1
+
Iron plate.png
1
Inserter.png
1

Total raw

Time icon.png
2.25
+
Copper plate.png
1.5
+
Iron plate.png
4

Recipe

Time icon.png
0.5
+
Electronic circuit.png
1
+
Iron gear wheel.png
1
+
Iron plate.png
1
Inserter.png
1

Total raw

Time icon.png
4
+
Copper plate.png
5
+
Iron plate.png
7

Health

40

Stack size

50

Dimensions

1x1

Energy consumption

13 kW (electric)

Drain

400 W (electric)

Required technologies

None required

Produced by

Hand icon.png
Assembling machine 2.png
Assembling machine 3.png

Consumed by

Fast inserter.png
Long handed inserter.png
Science pack 2.png


The inserter (also known as yellow inserter, or basic inserter) can be used to transfer items between entities such as transport belts and stone furnaces. It is the most basic electric inserter.

Unlike the fast inserter, the inserter is not fast enough to pick up items moving on express transport belts, unless it is highly compressed or items have stopped due to a blockage. Additionally, the basic inserter is unable to access items on the far side of a curving transport belt.

The inserter is notable in that it is used in the creation of Science Pack 2, so players must create an automated inserter assembly line. The basic inserter is also used in the creation of both the fast inserter and the long inserter, and serves as the base item for all electric inserters.

For more information on mechanics and uses see Inserters.

History

  • 0.13.2:
    • Inserters connected to the circuit network now have the option to only read hand contents.
  • 0.13.0:
    • Inserters can now send the item held in hand to the circuit network.
    • Inserters are able to squeeze things slightly better to belts. more resources.
    • All types of inserters can be controlled by the circuit and logistic network, once the respective network is researched.
    • Inserter stack size bonus research is now only used for stack inserters.
  • 0.12.2:
    • Inserters will never take more than the max stack size of an item.
    • Inserters and logistic robots no longer extract from enemy chests
    • Inserters now correctly pick up items from splitters.
  • 0.12.0:
    • Inserters can now extract from Roboports and Beacons.
    • Inserters now take items from right behind them, not from the center of the pickup target entity.
  • 0.9.2:
    • Inserters can have arbitrary pickup and insert positions.
  • 0.9.0:
    • Inserter code optimization, inserters that have nothing to do will sleep.
  • 0.8.0:
    • Improved inserter's ability to pull from train wagons.
  • 0.7.1:
    • Fast inserter now has the same speed as the smart inserter.
  • 0.5.0:
    • Inserter can now pick up up to 5 items when researched.
  • 0.4.0:
    • Smaller inserter bounding box
  • 0.3.0:
    • New Inserter graphics
  • 0.2.1:
    • The item in the hand of the inserter is returned to the player when mined.
  • 0.2.0:
    • Show direction of inserter

See also