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Large advanced storage item. The '''buffer chest''' functions as both a [[requester chest]] and, in a limited capacity, a [[passive provider chest]]. It is so named because it functions as an "in-between" chest for ferrying items from [[provider chest]]s to the player or construction robots.
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The '''buffer chest''' is a large advanced storage item that functions as both a [[requester chest]] and a [[passive provider chest]]. The buffer chest functions as an "in-between" chest for ferrying items from [[provider chest]]s to the player, [[construction robot]]s, or requester chests.
  
Like requester chests, buffer chests can be configured to request of a specified number of up to 12 types of items from the [[logistic network]]. [[Logistic robot]]s will then bring the specified items from provider chests or [[storage chest]]s until the request is met. In addition, similar to a passive provider chest, any items contained in a buffer chest are made available to [[construction robot]]s and logistic requests from the player. However, items in a buffer chest are '''not''' used to fulfill requests from requester chests and other buffer chests.
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Like requester chests, buffer chests can be configured to request of a specified number of up to 12 types of items from the logistic network. [[Logistic robot]]s will then bring the specified items from provider chests or [[storage chest]]s until the request is met. In addition, similar to a passive provider chest, any items contained in a buffer chest are made available to construction robots, logistic requests from the player, and requester chests that have the "Request from buffer chests" checkbox checked. However, items in a buffer chest are '''not''' used to fulfill requests from other buffer chests.
 
 
The buffer chest is useful for readying construction materials or supplies for the player in a specific location, without having to transport the supplies to the chest by belt. This functionality is unique to the buffer chest and cannot be replicated with other logistic chests:
 
* Provider chests and storage chests can provide items to the player or construction robots, but there is no way to force logistic robots to move an item to a specific provider or storage chest.
 
* Requester chests can request items at a specific location, but the items within are not available to construction robots or logistic requests from the player.
 
* Requesting an item using a requester chest and then inserting it directly into a provider chest does not work, as logistic robots will simply take the item out of the provider chest and put it back in the requester chest, creating an infinite loop.
 
  
 
== Uses ==
 
== Uses ==
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<gallery mode="packed" heights="200px">
File:Fff-203-buffer-chest-2.png|The buffer chest can act as a central supply point to the player
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File:Fff-203-buffer-chest-2.png|The buffer chest can act as a central supply point to the player,
 
File:Fff-203-buffer-chest-3.png|... or as a more localized supply for construction.
 
File:Fff-203-buffer-chest-3.png|... or as a more localized supply for construction.
 
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</gallery>
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== Achievements ==
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{{Achievement|logistic-network-embargo}}
  
 
== History ==
 
== History ==
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== See also ==
 
== See also ==
  
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* [[Logistic network]]
 
* [https://www.factorio.com/blog/post/fff-203 Friday Facts #203 - Logistic buffer chest]
 
* [https://www.factorio.com/blog/post/fff-203 Friday Facts #203 - Logistic buffer chest]
  
 
{{LogisticsNav}}
 
{{LogisticsNav}}
 
{{C|Logistic network}}
 
{{C|Logistic network}}

Latest revision as of 17:16, 17 June 2018

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Buffer chest

Buffer chest entity.png

Recipe

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0.5
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Advanced circuit.png
1
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Electronic circuit.png
3
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Steel chest.png
1
Buffer chest.png
1

Total raw

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14.25
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Copper plate.png
9.5
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Iron plate.png
5
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Plastic bar.png
2
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Steel plate.png
8

Recipe

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0.5
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Advanced circuit.png
1
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Electronic circuit.png
3
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Steel chest.png
1
Buffer chest.png
1

Total raw

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24
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Copper plate.png
29
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Iron plate.png
10
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Plastic bar.png
4
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Steel plate.png
8

Map color

Storage size

48

Health

350

Resistances

Fire: 0/90%
Impact: 0/60%

Stack size

50

Dimensions

1×1

Mining time

0.1

Prototype type

logistic-container

Internal name

logistic-chest-buffer

Required technologies

Logistic system (research).png

Produced by

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Assembling machine 2.png
Assembling machine 3.png
Player.png

The buffer chest is a large advanced storage item that functions as both a requester chest and a passive provider chest. The buffer chest functions as an "in-between" chest for ferrying items from provider chests to the player, construction robots, or requester chests.

Like requester chests, buffer chests can be configured to request of a specified number of up to 12 types of items from the logistic network. Logistic robots will then bring the specified items from provider chests or storage chests until the request is met. In addition, similar to a passive provider chest, any items contained in a buffer chest are made available to construction robots, logistic requests from the player, and requester chests that have the "Request from buffer chests" checkbox checked. However, items in a buffer chest are not used to fulfill requests from other buffer chests.

Uses

Achievements

Logistic-network-embargo-achievement.png Logistic network embargo

Win the game without building any active provider, buffer or requester chests.

History

See also