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This page is about the Macerator added by IndustrialCraft 2. For other uses, see Macerator.
Block Macerator.png

ModIndustrialCraft 2
Next tier

Max EU input32 EU/t
EU use2 EU/t
EU storage800 EU

The Macerator is a machine in IndustrialCraft 2 that is used to crush Ores into Dusts. Typically, one Ore Block can be macerated into two Dusts, which can each be processed into an Ingot, effectively doubling the yield of the Ore. Additionally, the Macerator will increase the amount of Bone Meal and Blaze Powder received from Bone and Blaze Rods. The Macerator is also used to grind Ingots back into Dusts, and is a key component of Coal into Diamond manufacturing. It can also be used as an alternate method to obtain a variety of building materials, such as macerating Cobblestone into Sand.


With GregTech 5 installed, this machine's recipe is disabled.

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The Macerator GUI

The Macerator's GUI

The top slot in the Macerator GUI is the input slot; whatever material that is being macerated goes there. The bottom slot in the GUI is the Battery slot; if the Macerator is being used without a connection to an EU network, it may be powered using RE-Batteries, BatPacks, Lithium-Batteries, or Lithium-Batpacks in this slot. Lastly, the slot on the right is the output slot; macerated materials will be placed there upon completion.

Without any upgrades, one maceration will take approximately twenty seconds, and will use 800 EU. While operating, the Macerator will use approximately 2 EU per tick. Overclocker Upgrades can be installed in order to speed up the process, but will increase the EU required. The Macerator's internal battery can hold 800 EU; it can be upgraded by adding Energy Storage Upgrade s.

The Macerator can only handle Low Voltage Energy by default; any more than 32 EU per tick will cause the machine to explode violently. This limit can be increased by adding Transformer Upgrades.

When used in conjunction with Buildcraft Transport Pipes or RedPower 2 Pneumatic Tubes, any material for the input slot needs to come from the top of the Macerator, while anything for the Battery slot should come from the bottom. Output can be taken from the sides of the machine.

If the Advanced Machines IndustrialCraft 2 addon is installed, the Macerator can be upgraded to the much faster Rotary Macerator.

See also