Optimal factory production capacity

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Factories and mines in Avorion produce goods in cycles. These have a variable length depending on the product and can be shortened by adding Production Capacity to your station by building more assembly blocks. It can be reduced to a minimum of 15 seconds (30 seconds for some stations, which get twice the amount of tracks to make up for it). The length of a cycle is not affected by the size of the factory and the amount of tracks it has to produce items in parallel.

Formula[edit | edit source]

The formula for calculating the production time per cycle is as follows:

Time = product price * product quantity * product level / production capacity.

if a station produces more than one item, multiply the price, quantity and level of each individual product and add these together. then divide the total by the production capacity.

the production capacity cap is the value that you need to get the minimal track length of 15 seconds.


The formula for the optimal production capacity can be derived from the above formula to be as follows.

total production / 15 = Optimal Production capacity

total production = sum(product price * product quantity * product level) for each product that is produced.

A product of level 0 is treated as lv 1 in this formula.


All the values can be found in game except for production constant. This is a hidden value in the game files that acts as a multiplier for the production time. This means that a product of 2000 credits of level 4 would for example take twice as long as a similar product of 2000 credits of level 2.

List of Factories and their optimal Production Capacity[edit | edit source]

This is a table of known factories with their optimal production capacity and their produce. Note that Factories have an inherent production capacity of 100 so any factory with a cap value of less than 100 will already be working at optimal capacity. The game takes the maximum value of either 100 or the PC of the station. This table was generated for Avorion 1.0 using [1]Avorion Wikify Factory Optimization (a fork avorion wikify) in 2020.

Factory Production Capacity cap Produces (quantity, Price, Level)
Accelerator Factory 200690
  • Neutron Accelerator (1, 125431, 8)
  • Proton Accelerator (1, 125431, 8)
  • Electron Accelerator (1, 125431, 8)
Aluminum Mine 134
  • Aluminum (10, 200, 0)
Ammunition Factory 3376
  • Ammunition S (15, 422, 4)
  • Ammunition M (10, 422, 4)
  • Ammunition L (5, 422, 4)
Ammunition Factory 6310
  • Ammunition (5, 3786, 5)
  • Toxic Waste* (1, 15, -)
Antigrav Generator Factory 38204
  • Antigrav Generator (1, 71632, 8)
Antigrav Unit Factory 11850
  • Antigrav Unit (1, 25391, 7)
Body Armor Factory 57544
  • Body Armor (1, 95906, 9)
Book Factory 256
  • Book (4, 319, 3)
Brewery 1728
  • Beer (30, 216, 4)
Carbon Extractor 282
  • Carbon (5, 423, 2)
Cattle Ranch 300
  • Cattle (8, 254, 2)
  • Bio Gas (1, 213, 2)
Cattle Ranch 328
  • Cattle (8, 254, 2)
  • Bio Gas (2, 213, 2)
Chemical Factory 724
  • Chemicals (2, 402, 3)
  • Adhesive (1, 402, 3)
  • Coolant (2, 402, 3)
  • Solvent (2, 402, 3)
  • Acid (2, 402, 3)
Clothes Factory 2720
  • Clothes (100, 102, 4)
Coal Mine 54
  • Coal (4, 200, 0)
Cocoa Farm 586
  • Cocoa (20, 87, 5)
  • Oxygen (1, 80, 0)
Coffee Farm 629
  • Coffee (10, 187, 5)
  • Oxygen (1, 80, 0)
Computation Mainframe Factory 17706
  • Computation Mainframe (1, 37940, 7)
Computer Component Factory 11036
  • Display (1, 7858, 6)
  • Targeting Card (1, 11873, 6)
  • Processor (1, 7858, 6)
Conductor Factory 896
  • Conductor (20, 168, 4)
Copper Mine 117
  • Copper (5, 350, 0)
Corn Farm 134
  • Corn (60, 28, 1)
  • Oxygen (4, 80, 0)
Crystal Farm 127
  • Crystal (10, 190, 0)
Dairy Farm 758
  • Dairy (180, 19, 3)
  • Leather (10, 37, 3)
Display Factory 3144
  • Display (1, 7858, 6)
Distillery 1245
  • Liquor (5, 1867, 2)
Drill Factory 9542
  • Drill (1, 20443, 7)
  • Scrap Metal (1, 25, 0)
Drone Factory 2587
  • Drone (1, 7754, 5)
  • Scrap Metal (1, 25, 0)
Electro Magnet Factory 644
  • Electro Magnet (4, 483, 5)
Electromagnetic Charge Factory 11188
  • Electromagnetic Charge (2, 13985, 6)
Energy Container Factory 1087
  • Energy Container (3, 1087, 5)
Energy Generator Factory 6383
  • Energy Generator (1, 15957, 6)
Energy Inverter Factory 2044
  • Energy Inverter (4, 1277, 6)
Energy Tube Factory 965
  • Energy Tube (1, 2895, 5)
Explosive Charge Factory 1518
  • Explosive Charge (4, 1423, 4)
Fabric Factory 546
  • Fabric (30, 91, 3)
Fertilizer Factory 234
  • Fertilizer (11, 319, 1)
  • Toxic Waste* (1, 15, -)
Fertilizer Factory 192
  • Fertilizer (9, 319, 1)
  • Toxic Waste* (1, 15, -)
Fish Farm 194
  • Fish (8, 152, 2)
  • Bio Gas (1, 213, 2)
  • Plankton (1, 50, 0)
Food Bar Factory 298
  • Food Bar (10, 223, 2)
Food Factory 800
  • Food (10, 300, 4)
Force Generator Factory 23136
  • Force Generator (1, 49576, 7)
Fruit Farm 171
  • Fruit (40, 56, 1)
  • Oxygen (4, 80, 0)
Fuel Factory 165
  • Fuel (1, 1232, 2)
  • Toxic Waste* (1, 15, -)
Fungus Farm 230
  • Fungus (25, 46, 3)
  • Toxic Waste* (1, 15, -)
Fusion Core Factory 4092
  • Fusion Core (2, 5114, 6)
Fusion Generator Factory 18459
  • Fusion Generator (1, 39553, 7)
Gas Collector 110
  • Helium (3, 50, 0)
  • Hydrogen (3, 150, 0)
  • Neon (3, 200, 0)
  • Chlorine (3, 150, 0)
Gas Collector 138
  • Helium (3, 50, 0)
  • Nitrogen (3, 40, 0)
  • Neon (3, 200, 0)
  • Chlorine (3, 150, 0)
  • Fluorine (3, 250, 0)
Gas Collector 144
  • Oxygen (8, 80, 0)
  • Hydrogen (8, 150, 0)
  • Nitrogen (8, 40, 0)
Gas Collector 120
  • Helium (3, 50, 0)
  • Hydrogen (3, 150, 0)
  • Chlorine (3, 150, 0)
  • Fluorine (3, 250, 0)
Gauss Rail Factory 6188
  • Gauss Rail (2, 7735, 6)
Glass Manufacturer 98
  • Glass (8, 182, 1)
Gun Factory 2464
  • Gun (5, 1232, 6)
High Capacity Lens Factory 938
  • High Capacity Lens (1, 4689, 3)
High Pressure Tube Factory 1650
  • High Pressure Tube (3, 1650, 5)
Ice Mine 100
  • Water (75, 20, 0)
Jewelry Manufacturer 336
  • Jewelry (4, 1260, 1)
Laser Compressor Factory 2633
  • Laser Compressor (1, 6577, 6)
  • Scrap Metal (1, 25, 0)
Laser Head Factory 1564
  • Laser Head (1, 4690, 5)
  • Toxic Waste* (1, 15, -)
Laser Modulator Factory 6697
  • Laser Modulator (1, 16742, 6)
Lead Mine 134
  • Lead (10, 200, 0)
Luxury Food Factory 2581
  • Luxury Food (1, 6452, 6)
Meat Factory 703
  • Meat (85, 37, 3)
  • Leather (10, 37, 3)
Medical Supplies Factory 3207
  • Medical Supplies (4, 3006, 4)
Metal Plate Factory 423
  • Metal Plate (2, 792, 4)
Microchip Factory 896
  • Microchip (3, 896, 5)
Mineral Extractor 134
  • Mineral (4, 500, 0)
Mining Robot Factory 87588
  • Mining Robot (1, 145977, 9)
  • Scrap Metal (1, 25, 0)
Nanobot Factory 2230
  • Nanobot (5, 1338, 5)
Noble Metal Mine 90
  • Gold (1, 600, 0)
  • Platinum (1, 750, 0)
Noble Metal Mine 70
  • Silver (1, 300, 0)
  • Platinum (1, 750, 0)
Noble Metal Mine 60
  • Silver (1, 300, 0)
  • Gold (1, 600, 0)
Oil Refinery 164
  • Oil (5, 490, 1)
Oil Rig 50
  • Raw Oil (5, 150, 0)
Ore Mine 140
  • Ore (30, 70, 0)
Paint Manufacturer 642
  • Paint (5, 481, 4)
  • Toxic Waste* (1, 15, -)
Paper Factory 246
  • Paper (40, 46, 2)
Plankton Collector 117
  • Plankton (35, 50, 0)
Plant Farm 88
  • Plant (60, 14, 1)
  • Oxygen (6, 80, 0)
Plasma Cell Factory 464
  • Plasma Cell (10, 174, 4)
Plastic Manufacturer 274
  • Plastic (15, 137, 2)
Potato Farm 99
  • Potato (35, 24, 1)
  • Oxygen (8, 80, 0)
Power Unit Factory 404
  • Power Unit (1, 1211, 5)
Processor Factory 9430
  • Processor (3, 7858, 6)
Protein Factory 907
  • Protein (100, 34, 4)
Rice Farm 98
  • Rice (76, 15, 1)
  • Oxygen (4, 80, 0)
Rocket Factory 4500
  • Rocket (1, 11250, 6)
Rubber Factory 355
  • Rubber (3, 686, 2)
  • Toxic Waste* (1, 15, -)
  • Acid (1, 402, 3)
Satellite Factory 30669
  • Satellite (1, 65714, 7)
  • Scrap Metal (1, 25, 0)
Scrap Metal Trader 100
  • Scrap Metal (60, 25, 0)
Semi Conductor Manufacturer 516
  • Semi Conductor (15, 129, 4)
Servo Factory 925
  • Servo (2, 1387, 5)
Sheep Ranch 325
  • Sheep (15, 130, 2)
  • Bio Gas (1, 213, 2)
  • Fabric (2, 91, 3)
Silicon Mine 134
  • Silicon (4, 500, 0)
Solar Cell Factory 313
  • Solar Cell (10, 469, 1)
Solar Panel Factory 2286
  • Solar Panel (1, 6858, 5)
Solar Power Plant 84
  • Energy Cell (25, 50, 0)
Spices Farm 1078
  • Spices (12, 268, 5)
  • Oxygen (1, 80, 0)
Steel Factory 148
  • Steel (8, 277, 1)
Steel Factory 111
  • Steel (6, 277, 1)
Steel Tube Factory 564
  • Steel Tube (3, 704, 4)
Targeting Card Factory 9499
  • Targeting Card (2, 11873, 6)
Targeting System Factory 15827
  • Targeting System (1, 29674, 8)
Tea Farm 207
  • Tea (75, 37, 1)
  • Oxygen (4, 80, 0)
Teleporter Factory 20997
  • Teleporter (1, 39365, 8)
  • Scrap Metal (1, 25, 0)
Tesla Coil Factory 9627
  • Military Tesla Coil (1, 10314, 7)
  • Industrial Tesla Coil (1, 10314, 7)
Tools Factory 571
  • Tools (10, 214, 4)
Transformator Factory 558
  • Transformator (10, 209, 4)
Turbine Factory 6692
  • Turbine (1, 16729, 6)
Vegetable Farm 96
  • Vegetable (35, 32, 1)
  • Oxygen (4, 80, 0)
Vehicle Factory 41115
  • Vehicle (1, 77087, 8)
  • Scrap Metal (1, 25, 0)
War Robot Factory 55314
  • War Robot (1, 92186, 9)
  • Scrap Metal (1, 25, 0)
Warhead Factory 1879
  • Warhead (1, 5630, 5)
  • Scrap Metal (1, 25, 0)
Water Collector 100
  • Water (75, 20, 0)
Wheat Farm 95
  • Wheat (48, 23, 1)
  • Oxygen (4, 80, 0)
Wine Factory 1214
  • Wine (25, 182, 4)
Wire Manufacturer 380
  • Wire (15, 95, 4)
Wood Farm 156
  • Wood (6, 350, 1)
  • Oxygen (3, 80, 0)
Zinc Mine 167
  • Zinc (10, 250, 0)
  • It is unsure if toxic waste actually contributes to the production time of factories. If it does its time contribution is in the milliseconds that people might miss out, if it doesnt people might be wasting a a couple thousand credits on assembly blocks (those can get expansive fast). Toxic waste has been left out of the calculation, however if you want to include it, add 1 pc to the value to correct for it. The choice whether to include toxic waste or not is left to the reader.