Arc Furnace
Icon Block Arc Furnace

Category:Functional Block

Efficiently smelts iron, nickel and cobalt ores.

Fits large ship and station
Mass:2,587 kg
Capacity:4,000 L
Power:Standby:-1 kW
Active:-330 kW

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The Icon Block Arc Furnace Arc Furnace is a specialized version of the Refinery block. It is only able to smelt Iron Ore and, as of v1.052, Nickel and Cobalt Ore, but it does so much more efficiently. It works 1.2x faster and takes 40% less power to smelt the same amount of ore. It is also 1/8th the size, having a 1x1x2 footprint rather than the 2x2x4 of the regular refinery.

However, unlike the larger and more expensive Refinery it has no attachment ports allowing it to be upgraded. Despite its inherent speed benefits a fully specialized Refinery is superior to the Arc Furnace for all specializations except physical space and resources to construct. Another draw back of this smaller more efficient furnace is that it only has 2 conveyor doors, and can only be built on large grids.

Control Panel

Control Panel
Options Comments
Toggle block Turns the device on, or off.
Name You can enter in your own custom name in the text box.
Show on HUD If there is a powered  Antenna attached to the same grid, that is set to broadcast, this device will display its position on the players HUD.
Use Conveyor System If "on" allows the arc furnace to automatically draw iron ore from other inventories connected to it.

Production/Consumption Rates

Refining Rates (v1.080)

Ore Input Ores Output Ingots Ingot
kg/hour sec/kg kg/hour sec/kg
Scrap Metal 144,000 0.03 103,680(72%) 0.03 Iron Ingot
Iron Ore 115,200 0.03 72,576(63%) 0.05
Nickel Ore 2,880 1.25 1,037(36%) 3.47 Nickel Ingot
Cobalt Ore 1,440 2.50 389(27%) 9.26 Cobalt Ingot


Icon Block Arc Furnace Arc Furnace
ComponentLarge Ship/Station
Large Ship/Station
Icon Item Computer Computer5
Icon Item Motor Motor4
Icon Item Large Steel Tube Large Steel Tube2
Icon Item Construction Component Construction Component5
Icon Item Steel Plate Steel Plate11010
Mass (kg) 2587
Build time (seconds) 20
Refine Speed 1.6
Material Efficiency 0.9
Active power consumption (MW) 0.33
Idle Power Consumption (MW) ~0.001
Storage Capacity (L) 4000 (Ore), 4000 (Ingots)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 1 x 2 x 1


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