The Industrial Conveyor is a deployable electrical item in RUST used for material sourcing and passthrough. This item is currently only available on the Aux2 staging branch and is not a part of the release version of the game.
The basic function of the Industrial Conveyor
Players may deploy industrial conveyors on nearly any surface where they have building privilege. The primary function of the industrial conveyor is to act as a programmable intermediary between other industrial mechanisms. The conveyor facilitates which resources (presumably attached from an external source via the Industrial In port) are passed through to any other industrial mechanism via the Industrial Out port for splitting, combining, crafting, or storage purposes.
Currently, the use of a Wiring Tool will reveal a Power Input port, requiring a single (1) power unit to function, as well as both a Turn On and Turn off port, and an Electrical Passthrough port. Also present are Filter Pass and Filter Fail ports. Once powered, a toggle for on and off appears on a menu wheel, and the option to program the machine via the #conveyor_filter_change_desc option.
Once in the conveyor filter setting window, players may use the ‘Item Search’ function to add which items they wish to pass through. Multiple items may be set this way. Players may then program items with a minimum and maximum allowed.
Setting both variables to 0 will allow unlimited passthrough of the specified resource or item until exhausted. You may also select specific numbers. The maximum amount of filterable items at any given time is capped at 12.
When utilizing the Pipe Tool, the industrial conveyor possesses 1 Industrial In port and a single Industrial Out port. It is helpful to think of the In port as a storage source and the Out port as a crafting or sorting destination.
Means of acquiring an Industrial Conveyor
Currently, the industrial conveyor is craftable via the Work Bench Level 1, requiring 20 scrap to research directly, or 210 scrap to tech tree unlock. It may also be found in medium to high tier crates.
For more information, check out our guide on the RUST Industrial System for a full overview.