The core of Slimefun lies in Electric Machines. They allow for complex and complete automation of production, from Dust and Ingot factories, to enhanced farming, and more.
All of the Machines listed below require and consume energy, and can interact with cargo (but they cannot interact with hoppers). Some Electric Machines have tiers, which increase their speed but also their energy consumption.
The energy buffer of an electric machine is the amount of energy it removes from the network the first time it is connected to it. This energy is stored in the network and is still usable by machines (energy may go into the negatives).
NOTE: An Electric Machine may operate without any energy present, when an appropriate recipe is added to its input slots, and consume the items you have placed inside while doing so. However, it will not take any energy and it will not finish the process of crafting your recipe. This means that the items you have placed inside the Machine are still inside, but inaccessible; and that the Machine requires (more) energy in order to finish processing and give you the crafted items.
Warning: Do NOT break these machines with items inside, while processing or not processing. The items may disappear!
Automated Crafting Chamber (Towny)