Conveyor Tube

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Conveyor Tube Icon.png
Large Ship Icon.png
Large Ship / Station
Conveyor Tube
 
Components
Required

 

 
 
6
 
 
Mass (kg):
792
 
Integrity:
3020
 
Build time (seconds):
7
 
Airtight:
No
 
Power Consumer Group:
Conveyor
 
Dimensions (W x H x D):
1 x 1 x 1
Conveyor Tube Icon.png
Small Ship Icon.png
Small Ship
Conveyor Tube
 
Components
Required

 

 
6
 
 
 
Mass (kg):
584
 
Integrity:
2090
 
Build time (seconds):
7
 
Airtight:
No
 
Power Consumer Group:
Conveyor
 
Dimensions (W x H x D):
3 x 3 x 3

Overview

The conveyor tube is a pipe that can transfer items from two opposite sides. It is similar to the Conveyor but slightly stronger and only has 2 ports. For curves, the player must use Conveyors or Curved Conveyor Tubes. For a full explanation on conveyors, see Conveyor Network.

Another interesting feature of the conveyor tube is that it also has indicator lights on it that inform the player of its status:

Indicator Light Definitions
Color Status Comments
Error creating thumbnail: Unable to save thumbnail to destination
Good Connection This color informs that there is a successful connection between inventories.
Error creating thumbnail: Unable to save thumbnail to destination
No Connection / No power This tube is not connected to at least two inventories or is unpowered.
.... Damaged / No Connection This specific Conveyor Tube is damaged and needs to be repaired to function.
Note
  • When not powered, the lights on the conveyor tube will turn red. However, this does not mean items cannot be transferred.
Important Note

Usage

Using the block is simple, and easy to use. An example on how to make use of this is to first:

Example Tutorial
  1. Place a cargo container anywhere on the floor
    ConveyorTube02.jpg
  2. Next place the conveyor tube on the cargo container facing the other direction. You will notice the lights on the block are "red", this is okay; it only indicates that there is no connection on the other end of the conveyor.
    ConveyorTube03.jpg
  3. Now place another cargo container on the other side of the conveyor tube.
    ConveyorTube04.jpg
  4. The light should now turn green, indicating a successful connection

Media

View of the conveyor tube
Conveyor tubes on a red default ship
A small welder ship using conveyor tubes
A long line of conveyor tubes on the bottom of the big blue default ship

Tips

  • Compared to the Conveyor it's actually less useful (having only 2 conveyor sides), heavier and more expensive in terms of Iron Ingots. However, it is stronger in terms of integrity since it's made up of sturdy Steel Plate unlike the Conveyor which is primarily constructed out of weaker Interior Plates.
  • Players on a budget can use Small Cargo Containers as a lighter and cheaper replacement for conveyors.

Known Issues

Related Items

Programming

Update History

Update 01.037.014
  • removed computer component from conveyors (so turret won't attack it)
Update 01.034.009
  • Fixed crashes caused by conveyor
Update 01.034
  • Added the option to take anything from conveyor system by double-clicking
Update 01.032
  • Optimized conveyor tube glass rendering
Update 01.031
  • New larger conveyors for small ships (able to transport every item)
Update 01.030
  • Fixed minor conveyor issues (energy usage)
Update 01.027
  • Conveyor systems now require power (electricity) in order to function
Update 01.026
  • Conveyor Tube introduced