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Logistics Pipes is an extension for BuildCraft created by Krapht. It adds several additional pipes that help automate moving stuff from one point to another. The extension adds several new pipes, each with a different purpose.

TUTORIAL: This article is a reference guide. If you are just learning Logistics Pipes, consider starting with the excellent Logistics Pipes Tutorial instead, which provides more detailed explanations and examples.

Definitions

Network - a collection of logistics pipes connected by standard BuildCraft pipes. There can be multiple networks if there is no interconnection between them.

Router - the logic built in to all logistics pipes that directs items to the proper destination

Logistics Manager – the logic that decides where to send items, if orders are full, fillable etc.

Routing

Unlike other BuildCraft pipes, logistics pipes communicate with other logistics pipes connected to the same network. By doing this each pipe can get a clear picture of all other pipes on the network and how far it is to get there. Using this information it is possible to calculate the shortest distance to any other logistics pipe in the network. Items reaching its destination will be emitted on any exit which does not have a route. Routed exits have a green stripe, non-routed exits have a red stripe. If no non-routed exits exist the item will be dropped. Any item entering a network that does not have a specific route will also be dropped if there is not a configured default route.

The Pipes

Basic logistics pipe

This pipe has an interface which can be opened with a "Prototype OmniWrench", where you can put items (not too unlike the diamond pipe). The purpose of this is to have that type of item delivered to the pipe (or attached chest). When an item enters any logistics pipe, the logistics manager will tell the pipe where to send the item. The item is then routed through the network using the shortest path possible to its destination. If there are multiple possible destinations, the number of items in each logistics pipe will be interpreted as a desired ratio. Also a default route can be set on the pipe. This means it will accept any items that do not have a specific destination. If you have an intersection in your logistics system one of these pipes should be used.

Note: The alternative recipe, using golden chipsets, is only available in Buildcraft 3 and requires the chipsets to be made in an Assembly Table. On the other hand, it uses 75% less gold than the standard recipe.




Provider Logistics Pipe

When attached to a chest it will extract items when requested from other logistics pipes. You can also specify which items should be provided in a GUI. If you rightclick the pipe, you can also specify several operation modes, where you can instruct the pipe to leave the first stack, the last stack, single items etc.


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Redstone

Gold Gear

Basic Logistics Pipe

Redstone

Provider Logistics Pipe


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Redstone Golden Chipset

Basic Logistics Pipe

Redstone Torch

Provider Logistics Pipe


Request Logistics Pipe

This pipe will attempt to gather the currently equipped item from any provider pipe attached to the network and have it routed to the request pipe.

Request Logistics Pipe

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Gold Gear

Basic Logistics Pipe

Gold Gear

Request Logistics Pipe


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Redstone Golden Chipset

Basic Logistics Pipe

Redstone Golden Chipset

Request Logistics Pipe




Crafting Logistics Pipe (Recipe maybe outdated)

[You may craft this pipe with 2x Glowstone on the left and right of a BasicLogisticsPipe]

This pipe needs to be attached to an automatic crafting table (mk1 or mk2) and will attempt to fulfill any request by crafting the item(s). It will first check if all materials are available before accepting a request. It is possible to have other crafting pipes fulfill the sub-request meaning that you can chain them together. You will need to configure the crafting table to produce what you want AND duplicate this in the crafting pipe (use wrench to open GUI). Only 1 crafting table per crafting pipe supported. NOTE: It’s not the pipe that does the crafting, it’s the crafting table so there is no point in tricking it with the wrong mats. When configuring the crafting pipe you do not need to match the recipe stack by stack. If the recipe requires four single-stack iron, you can put a stack of four iron in one of the item slots in the crafting pipe. The pipe should also work with furnaces and the like. Can be paired with a satellite pipe (see below).


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Redstone

Basic Logistics Pipe

Stone Gear

Crafting Logistics Pipe


Satellite Logistics Pipe

This pipe works together with the crafting pipe. Configured with the wrench you give it a unique id. Then you select this id in the crafting pipe. This will activate re-routing of the three rightmost item slots in the crafting pipe. If the satellite is off, all nine slots are available.

Uses:

The Satellite Pipe is very handy for when you need to have items put into a block on a different face. It is this pipe that fixes a bunch of problems with blocks that are picky on what items can be put in them, and how.

Example: "Auto-melting" Sand

Furnaces have 2 slots, one for the thing being burned and one for the fuel to burn it. To "auto melt" sand into glass, you could set up a normal furnace with a satellite pipe under it, and a crafting pipe above it. Then use a wrench to set the satellite pipe ID (we'll say ID:5 for this example). Then, on the crafting pipe, put sand in an input slot, glass in the output slot, and a piece of coal in any of the satellite slots (the last 3 input slots). then use the arrows and select 5 (that is the satellite id) And you're done!

TIP: Since 1 coal can melt 8 sand it would be better to put 8 sand as the input and 8 glass as the output, with only 1 coal in satellite. if you do this make sure you have a "default route" set so the system can put the extra glass you don't need yet back in a chest to be used later.

Satellite Logistics Pipe




Supplier Logistics Pipe

This pipe is configured using the wrench and will try and keep adjacent machines or chests supplied by requesting the missing items from the network.

Supplier Logistics Pipe

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Lapis Lazuli (Dye)

Basic Logistics Pipe

Lapis Lazuli (Dye)

Supplier Logistics Pipe




Liquid Supplier Pipe

This pipe can actively request items which contain liquids from the network to keep the specified liquids stocked in the internal tank of an adjacent machine. It also serves for routing purposes.

Liquid Supplier Pipe

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Lapis Lazuli (Dye)

Bucket

Basic Logistics Pipe

Bucket

Lapis Lazuli (Dye)

Liquid Supplier Pipe




Builder Supplier Logistics Pipe

This type of supplier pipe requires no configuration and will supply whatever a builder needs.

Builder Supplier Logistics Pipe

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Ink Sac

Basic Logistics Pipe

Dandelion Yellow

Builder Supplier Logistics Pipe




Logistics Chassis Mk1 to Mk5

these pipes are configurable logistic pipes. Each pipe contains a different number of slots where configuration modules can be placed (Mk1: 1 module, Mk2: 2, Mk3: 3, Mk4: 4, and Mk5: 8).

Logistics Chassis Mk1


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Redstone Chipset

Redstone Chipset

Basic Logistics Pipe

Redstone Chipset

Logistics Chassi Mk1



Logistics Chassis Mk2

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Iron Ingot

Iron Ingot

Iron Ingot

Iron Ingot

Basic Logistics Pipe

Iron Ingot

Iron Ingot

Iron Ingot

Iron Ingot

Logistics Chassi Mk2


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Redstone Iron Chipset

Redstone Iron Chipset

Basic Logistics Pipe

Redstone Iron Chipset

Logistics Chassi Mk2



Logistics Chassis Mk3

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Gold Ingot

Gold Ingot

Gold Ingot

Gold Ingot

Basic Logistics Pipe

Gold Ingot

Gold Ingot

Gold Ingot

Gold Ingot

Logistics Chassi Mk3


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Redstone Golden Chipset

Redstone Golden Chipset

Basic Logistics Pipe

Redstone Golden Chipset

Logistics Chassi Mk3



Logistics Chassis Mk4

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Diamond

Diamond

Diamond

Diamond

Basic Logistics Pipe

Diamond

Diamond

Diamond

Diamond

Logistics Chassi Mk4


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Redstone Diamond Chipset

Redstone Diamond Chipset

Basic Logistics Pipe

Redstone Diamond Chipset

Logistics Chassi Mk4



Logistics Chassis Mk5

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Gold Block

Diamond Block

Gold Block

Diamond Block

Basic Logistics Pipe

Diamond Block

Gold Block

Diamond Block

Gold Block

Logistics Chassi Mk5




Modules

Blank Module

This module is used as an ingredient in the making of other modules.

Blank Module

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Paper

Paper

Paper

Redstone

Redstone

Gold Nugget

Paper

Paper

Paper

Blank Module




Terminus Module

They have the low-priority (higher than a default route but lower than everything else). This means that if it isn't being requested or the passive suppliers for this item are full, the set items will go to this pipe. Any items that aren't set will either go to a default route or be ejected.

Terminus Module

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Ink Sac

Redstone

Purple Dye

Iron Gear

Blank Module

Redstone

Purple Dye

Redstone

Ink Sac

Terminus Module


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Redstone

Ink Sac

Redstone Iron Chipset

Blank Module

Redstone

Redstone

Purple Dye

Terminus Module




Provider Module

This operates just like a provider pipe. It allows any items (or set items depending on how you configure it) in adjacent inventories to be accessed.

Provider Module

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Lapis Lazuli

Redstone

Lapis Lazuli

Gold Gear

Blank Module

Redstone

Lapis Lazuli

Redstone

Lapis Lazuli

Provider Module


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Redstone

Lapis Lazuli

Redstone Golden Chipset

Blank Module

Redstone

Redstone

Lapis Lazuli

Provider Module




Polymorphic ItemSink

This module is like a basic logistics pipe except that instead of only the predetermined items going into the adjacent inventory, it will let all items with the same block IDs into the same chest. (ex. If you have coal in the chest, if there is leftover coal in the system, it will go to that pipe).

Polymorphic ItemSink

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Orange Dye

Redstone

Orange Dye

Iron Gear

Blank Module

Redstone

Orange Dye

Redstone

Orange Dye

Polymorphic ItemSink Module


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Redstone

Orange Dye

Redstone Iron Chipset

Blank Module

Redstone

Redstone

Orange Dye

Polymorphic ItemSink Module




ItemSink Module

Works just like a polymorphic module or logistics pipe but will only allow pre-determined items into its inventory. This is similar to the basic logistics pipe but has the advantage of the chassis pipe in that it will reroute items instead of ejecting them if the target inventory is full


ItemSink Module

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Cactus Green

Redstone

Cactus Green

Iron Gear

Blank Module

Redstone

Cactus Green

Redstone

Cactus Green

ItemSink Module


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Redstone

Cactus Green

Redstone Iron Chipset

Blank Module

Redstone

Redstone

Cactus Green

ItemSink Module




Passive Supplier Module

This module gives a set number of items a destination to go to. It will try to keep that number of items in the adjacent inventory. Unlike the supplier logistics pipe, it does not send out active requests; instead it acts as a high-priority destination for a specified number of the specified item(s).

Passive Supplier Module

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Rose Red

Redstone

Rose Red

Iron Gear

Blank Module

Redstone

Rose Red

Redstone

Rose Red

Passive Supplier Module


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Redstone

Rose Red

Redstone Iron Chipset

Blank Module

Redstone

Redstone

Rose Red

Passive Supplier Module




Extractor Module

This module works like a wooden pipe, however it can be configured to pull out of a side of the machine other than which it is attached to. The Mk1 version pulls out an item every 5 seconds; the Mk2 version pulls out an item every second (equivalent to a fully warmed up Redstone engine).

Extractor Module

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Lapis Lazuli

Redstone

Lapis Lazuli

Iron Gear

Blank Module

Redstone

Lapis Lazuli

Redstone

Lapis Lazuli

Extractor Module


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Redstone

Lapis Lazuli

Redstone Iron Chipset

Blank Module

Redstone

Redstone

Lapis Lazuli

Extractor Module


Mk2 Upgrade

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Gold Gear

Extractor Module

Extractor Mk2 Module


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Redstone Golden Chipset

Extractor Module

Extractor Mk2 Module




QuickSort Module

This module pulls stacks of items out of a chest if they have a place in the logistics network higher in priority than the default destination.

QuickSort Module

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Lapis Lazuli

Redstone

Lapis Lazuli

Diamond Gear

Blank Module

Redstone

Lapis Lazuli

Redstone

Lapis Lazuli

QuickSort Module


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Redstone

Lapis Lazuli

Redstone Diamond Chipset

Blank Module

Redstone

Redstone

Lapis Lazuli

QuickSort Module




Electric Manager Module

This module is used to manage Industrialcraft electric storage items such as the Energy Crystal or Lapotron crystal. The module can be used to both charge and discharge a battery based upon it's configuration.

Electric Manager Module





Remote Orderer

In order to request an item from your network, you must either use the requesting pipe or use the remote orderer on any logistics pipe.

Remote Orderer

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Glass

Glass

Diamond Gear

Glass

Glass

Diamond Gear

Remote Orderer




Start a Discussion Discussions about Logistics Pipes

  • Applied Energistics or Buildcraft Logicstics Pipes

    4 messages
    • Starblind11 wrote:AE will cause less lag and be instant, logistics pipes still need to physically transport items around through pipes, which...
    • Hmm you could use Ender Chests / Ender Pouches to get around the dimension issue I think, though it would take some setting up. I do agree ...
  • Logistics Pipes: What matters my system?

    8 messages
    • Not sure about using a request pipe for moving items as you suggested... that could be part of the problem.   (I can't say for cert...
    • The Request Pipe was connected to the Mk2 Chassis which was attached to a chest. They got stuck in the chassis.

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