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Routers allow player to send items across other conveyors or conduits in three different ways. It can store up to 20 items. This is useful for splitting items from one conveyor into multiple turrets.

The basics[]

Router blocks can be placed at the intersection of conveyor belts or conduits. However, liquid routers are unable to transfer items, and regular routers can't transfer liquids. Routers can't act as bridges like Junctions. Routers also can't be rotated.

Image Name Demo
Router.png
Router (
Router
Router
Stone.png 2 Stones
Health: 40

BLOCK INFO
Accepts items from one direction and outputs them to 3 other directions. Can also store a certain amount of items Useful for splitting the materials from one drill into multiple turrets.
Extra block info:
Size:1x1
Health:40
Capacity: 20
)
Router demo.gif
Liquid Router.png

Liquid router
Liquid Router with water.png

With water
Liquid Router with lava.png

With lava
Liquid Router with oil.png

With oil
Liquid Router (
Liquid Router
Liquid Router
Steel.png 2 Steels
Health: 40

BLOCK INFO
Works similar to a Router Router (
Router
Router
Stone.png 2 Stones
Health: 40

BLOCK INFO
Accepts items from one direction and outputs them to 3 other directions. Can also store a certain amount of items Useful for splitting the materials from one drill into multiple turrets.
Extra block info:
Size:1x1
Health:40
Capacity: 20
)
. Accepts liquid input from one side and outputs it to the other sides. Useful for splitting liquid from a single conduit into multiple other conduits.
Extra block info:
Size:1x1
Health:40
Liquid capacity: 10.0
)
Liquid Router demo.png

Not for merging[]

Router is not for merging.png

Routers are not for merging due to their slow output rate. The picture shown is why not using router for that purpose is recommended. It is advised to use conveyors for merging, although there are better techniques. See Tunnels or Sorters for more merging techniques.

Merging with conveyor is the best solution.

Do 'chain' routers[]

Router can keep up to 20 items at a time. This could delay the distribution to the smelters or crucible if you chaining the router from the sources. Below is the example of router chaining and the solution to encounter the problem.

Do not do router chain.jpg
Minimal use of routers.jpg

This was tested by SNEAKY_WYZRD in Mindustry Discord. As the animation shows below, the 10 routers (at the third line) took a long time for the irons to reach the end. This can acts as storage or overflow gate for distribution networking system. But as transfer system to/from smelter is not a good option.

Transport test.gif
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