Rust – Industrial Update

Industrial Update February 2023

The latest update of the video game Rust, known as the Industrial update, brings an array of new entities that are set to revolutionize the way you manage and automate your base. With these tools, you can now effortlessly move items around your base and craft items without having to physically do it yourself.

At the core of the Industrial update is the Storage Adaptor. This simple device allows you to make an existing storage entity compatible with the new Industrial systems. To attach the adaptor, simply place it on a storage entity, and it will work without needing power. Different entities have different numbers of slots for the storage adaptor, with some having multiple slots for ease of placement. For example, when attached to a furnace, the Input will insert items into the Fuel/Input slots, while the output will remove items from the output slots. However, when attached to a locker, the storage adaptor will only access one partition, and to access all partitions, you will need to place three storage adaptors. The storage adaptor is compatible with a variety of entities, including the Tool Cupboard, Fridge, Locker, and Vending Machine.

The Industrial Conveyor is responsible for moving items from one entity to another. Once powered and turned on, the conveyor will look for items in containers connected to its inputs and distribute them among its outputs. By default, the conveyor will move any item it can find, but you can also assign filters to specify what items to transfer. Each filter can have up to 12 items or categories, and you can also assign values to each item in a filter to control quantities. There’s also a Filter Pass and Filter Fail electrical pass-through, which will activate based on the conveyor’s current state, allowing you to control other parts of the Industrial network based on what items are being moved.

The Pipe Tool is the tool you use to connect the Industrial entities. Pipes come in four colors to help identify the different connections. You use the Pipe Tool in the same way as the Wire or Hose tool. Pipes have to be a small distance apart from each other, and they cannot go through building blocks or Vending Machines. However, they can go through deployables like doors.

The Industrial Splitter and Combiner are useful tools that allow you to funnel or split the flow of items. For example, if a splitter is connected to the output of a Conveyor, the Conveyor will divide its resources among all of its connections.

The Industrial Crafter allows you to automatically craft items once you have provided it with a blueprint and the required materials. To use the Industrial Crafter, simply attach it to a workbench, insert the blueprint and materials, connect it to power, and turn it on. The Industrial Crafter has built-in Industrial slots, so you don’t need to use a Storage Adaptor, and there’s a Blueprint In/Out slot that allows you to change the blueprint being crafted. The crafter will take the same amount of time to craft an item as a player would, but it can only craft items that are appropriate for the workbench it’s attached to.

Along with the Industrial update, Rust is also releasing a new Electric Furnace. The Electric Furnace operates similarly to other furnaces, with a slightly accelerated smelting rate, but it requires power instead of a fuel item and doesn’t produce charcoal.

To maintain server performance, there are several limitations on the Industrial network, such as a hardcoded 16 container input/output limit for each conveyor and a limit of 32 items in a stack that a Conveyor can move in a single tick.

To sum everything up, this is an awesome update from Rust, thanks for reading.

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