The Arc Furnace is similar to its larger counterpart the Refinery in that it refines Ores into Ingots. However, it is limited to only refining Iron Ore, Nickel Ore, and Cobalt Ore. The arc furnace is 8x smaller, is slightly more efficient for 12.5% in refining these ores, requires far fewer Components to build, refines at 1.2x the speed, and costs 40% less power to use.
However, unlike the larger and more expensive Refinery, it has no attachment ports allowing it to be upgraded. Despite its inherent speed benefits, a fully specialized Refinery is superior to the Arc Furnace for all specializations except physical space and resources to construct.
Operating the Arc Furnace is similar to the Refinery. A simple example of its use is below:
|Toggle block||Turns the device on, or off.|
|Name||You can enter in your own custom name in the text box|
|Show on HUD||If there is an Antenna attached to the same grid, this device will display its position on the players HUD|
|Use Conveyor System||If "on" allows the arc furnace to automatically draw iron ore from other inventories connected to it|
Refining Rates (v1.080)
|Raw||Input Raw||Output Ingots||Ingots|
|Scrap Metal||144000||0.03||103680||0.03||Iron Ingot|
|Nickel Ore||2880||1.25||1037||3.47||Nickel Ingot|
|Cobalt Ore||1440||2.50||389||9.26||Cobalt Ingot|
- Based on game data file content.
- Ore consumed per second = Refinery Speed * Blueprint Input / Blueprint Processing Time.
- Ingots produced per second = Refinery Speed * Refinery Material Efficiency * Blueprint Output / Blueprint Processing Time.