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Buffer chest

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Buffer chest

Buffer chest entity.png

Recipe

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

Total raw

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

Recipe

Time icon.png
0.5
+
Advanced circuit.png
1
+
Electronic circuit.png
3
+
Steel chest.png
1
Buffer chest.png
1

Total raw

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24
+
Copper plate.png
29
+
Iron plate.png
10
+
Plastic bar.png
4
+
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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Player.png

The buffer chest is a large advanced storage item. It 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 chests to the player or construction robots.

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 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.

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

History

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