|Mod Included||Industrial Craft|
Maximum Input: 32 EU/T before exploding.
The Rotary Macerator is powered by Redstone Dust which you have to put in the field on the lower left. It can also be powered by Low Voltage electricity supplied through wire, or a generator (LV). It has double the space for macerated items, thus making it possible to macerate an entire stack of ore without having to empty it in between. The Rotary Macerator's RPM and thus its maceration speed increase with time, making it significantly more efficient than the regular Macerator. If combined with a well-timed delivery service, it can double the material yield from your ores in no time.
The second input slot is used to create modified dusts quickly, without having to craft them. For instance: Putting iron ore in the first slot and coal in the second will generate refined iron dust. Another example: Copper ore and tin ore will create bronze dust. Putting two items together that do not blend will lead to producing only the first input slot's dust, and leaving the second as it is. Note: The second item will be used at a reduced rate.If there are no ores or other macerable items present in the upper left field, the RPM will decelerate until it arrives at zero.
If you give the Rotary Macerator Redstone power, (redstone torch, activated lever) it will activate "standby" mode. The machine will gain RPM until it reaches its maximum speed of 7,500 RPM without any overclocker, and will not decelerate. This will use a minimal amount of power (roughly 1 EU/t). It is recommended to give the Macerator a couple minutes of standby mode if it is starting cold. This will let it reach max RPM without wasting EU on low speed processing.
A single Rotary Macerator will save materials otherwise needed for an array of normal Macerators, most notably the Machine Blocks needed for each machine. These materials can be instead used for renewable power like Water Mills and Solar Panels. Use renewable energy to keep standby mode from emptying your power reserves while away, and your macerator will be at max RPM when you bring back a bag full of ore. Alternatively you can turn standby mode off if EU is tight, though this is not recommended as it takes several minutes to build up RPM again.