Soil Centrifuge

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Soil Centrifuge Soil Centrifuge
Soil Centrifuge mp.jpg
Tier Large
Group Module
Type Crafting
Crafted at Icon Tier Large.png Medium Printer
Recipe 2x Icon Compound.png Compound
1x Icon Aluminum.png Aluminum
Unlock Cost 750 Bytes

The Soil Centrifuge is a Crafting Module that extracts resources from Icon Soil.png Soil collected via the Terrain Tool.

Source[edit | edit source]

Output Input Module
Icon Soil Centrifuge.png Soil Centrifuge Icon Compound.png Compound x2
Icon Aluminum.png Aluminum
Icon Tier Large.png Medium Printer

Uses[edit | edit source]

The following table lists the resources that can be extracted from a full Soil Centrifuge tank (two Canisters of soil):

Resource Count
Icon Compound.png Compound 8
Icon Resin.png Resin 8
Icon Organic.png Organic 8
Icon Clay.png Clay 6
Icon Quartz.png Quartz 4
Icon Graphite.png Graphite 2
Icon Ammonium.png Ammonium 1
  • Power Consumption Rate: 4 U/s

Each full operation consumes 121.5 Units of power, regardless of how many items the machine produces.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The Soil Centrifuge is a good source for Scrap. Using the centrifuge to obtain 6 Icon Clay.png Clay, smelting them into Icon Ceramic.png Ceramic with the Icon Smelting Furnace.png Smelting Furnace and creating 6 Drill Mod 1. Each Drill Mod 1 is worth 0.5 Scrap, with the net result of 3 Scrap per full Soil Centrifuge tank.
  • If one has the Trade Platform it is more efficient to use the Soil Centrifuge to create Scrap using the method listed above if you want to obtain Quartz, Graphite, or Ammonium, as the amount gained from 3 Scrap is 6, 6, and 3, respectively, resulting in more of the desired resource per Small Canister.
  • If there is not any storage for the resources and the emptied Soil Canisters, the Soil Centrifuge will stop operating until storage room has been created.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Before the Crafting Update, the Soil Centrifuge could create any resource, but a piece of it had to be provided first (presumably to give incentive to players to travel to other planets, rather than just synthesizing resources on the starting planet). The soil storage tank could also hold more than two canisters of soil but it could not be used until the first two full canisters were synthesized.
  • It was previously called the Mineral Extractor.

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