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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.

1.0 Formula[ | ]

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 product level. 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.

2.0 Formula[ | ]

Time = value / production capacity / level speedup

value = product price * product quantity

level speedup = 1 + average level / 100

Note that division happens before addition.

if a station produces multiple products, calculate the values of each individual product and add these together.

The average level is taken across all types of goods produced. Quantities are ignored so every different product has the same weight. Goods without level (nil) are treated as 0. A level of 0 is not treated specially so the average can be less than 1.

Both the value and the average level include garbage.

List of Factories and their optimal Production Capacity[ | ]

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. The table was updated for Avorion 2.3.1 in 2023.

Factory Production Capacity cap v1.0 Production Capacity cap v2.0 Produces (quantity, Price, Level)
Accelerator Factory 200690 23228
  • Neutron Accelerator (1, 125431, 8)
  • Proton Accelerator (1, 125431, 8)
  • Electron Accelerator (1, 125431, 8)
Aluminum Mine 134 134
  • Aluminum (10, 200, 0)
Ammunition Factory 3376 812
  • Ammunition S (15, 422, 4)
  • Ammunition M (10, 422, 4)
  • Ammunition L (5, 422, 4)
Ammunition Factory 6310 1233
  • Ammunition (5, 3786, 5)
  • Toxic Waste* (1, 15, -)
Antigrav Generator Factory 38204 4422
  • Antigrav Generator (1, 71632, 8)
Antigrav Unit Factory 11850 1582
  • Antigrav Unit (1, 25391, 7)
Body Armor Factory 57544 5866
  • Body Armor (1, 95906, 9)
Book Factory 256 83
  • Book (4, 319, 3)
Brewery 1728 416
  • Beer (30, 216, 4)
Carbon Extractor 282 139
  • Carbon (5, 423, 2)
Cattle Ranch 300 147
  • Cattle (8, 254, 2)
  • Bio Gas (1, 213, 2)
Cattle Ranch 328 161
  • Cattle (8, 254, 2)
  • Bio Gas (2, 213, 2)
Chemical Factory 724 235
  • Chemicals (2, 402, 3)
  • Adhesive (1, 402, 3)
  • Coolant (2, 402, 3)
  • Solvent (2, 402, 3)
  • Acid (2, 402, 3)
Clothes Factory 2720 654
  • Clothes (100, 102, 4)
Coal Mine 54 54
  • Coal (4, 200, 0)
Cocoa Farm 586 119
  • Cocoa (20, 87, 5)
  • Oxygen (1, 80, 0)
Coffee Farm 629 127
  • Coffee (10, 187, 5)
  • Oxygen (1, 80, 0)
Computation Mainframe Factory 17706 2364
  • Computation Mainframe (1, 37940, 7)
Computer Component Factory 11036 1736
  • Display (1, 7858, 6)
  • Targeting Card (1, 11873, 6)
  • Processor (1, 7858, 6)
Conductor Factory 896 216
  • Conductor (20, 168, 4)
Copper Mine 117 117
  • Copper (5, 350, 0)
Corn Farm 134 133
  • Corn (60, 28, 1)
  • Oxygen (4, 80, 0)
Crystal Farm 127 127
  • Crystal (10, 190, 0)
Dairy Farm 758 246
  • Dairy (180, 19, 3)
  • Leather (10, 37, 3)
Display Factory 3144 495
  • Display (1, 7858, 6)
Distillery 1245 611
  • Liquor (5, 1867, 2)
Drill Factory 9542 1319
  • Drill (1, 20443, 7)
  • Scrap Metal (1, 25, 0)
Drone Factory 2587 506
  • Drone (1, 7754, 5)
  • Scrap Metal (1, 25, 0)
Electro Magnet Factory 644 123
  • Electro Magnet (4, 483, 5)
Electromagnetic Charge Factory 11188 1760
  • Electromagnetic Charge (2, 13985, 6)
Energy Container Factory 1087 208
  • Energy Container (3, 1087, 5)
Energy Generator Factory 6383 1004
  • Energy Generator (1, 15957, 6)
Energy Inverter Factory 2044 322
  • Energy Inverter (4, 1277, 6)
Energy Tube Factory 965 184
  • Energy Tube (1, 2895, 5)
Explosive Charge Factory 1518 365
  • Explosive Charge (4, 1423, 4)
Fabric Factory 546 177
  • Fabric (30, 91, 3)
Fertilizer Factory 234 234
  • Fertilizer (11, 319, 1)
  • Toxic Waste* (1, 15, -)
Fertilizer Factory 192 192
  • Fertilizer (9, 319, 1)
  • Toxic Waste* (1, 15, -)
Fish Farm 194 98
  • Fish (8, 152, 2)
  • Bio Gas (1, 213, 2)
  • Plankton (1, 50, 0)
Food Bar Factory 298 146
  • Food Bar (10, 223, 2)
Food Factory 800 193
  • Food (10, 300, 4)
Force Generator Factory 23136 3089
  • Force Generator (1, 49576, 7)
Fruit Farm 171 170
  • Fruit (40, 56, 1)
  • Oxygen (4, 80, 0)
Fuel Factory 165 83
  • Fuel (1, 1232, 2)
  • Toxic Waste* (1, 15, -)
Fungus Farm 230 77
  • Fungus (25, 46, 3)
  • Toxic Waste* (1, 15, -)
Fusion Core Factory 4092 644
  • Fusion Core (2, 5114, 6)
Fusion Generator Factory 18459 2465
  • Fusion Generator (1, 39553, 7)
Gas Collector 110 110
  • Helium (3, 50, 0)
  • Hydrogen (3, 150, 0)
  • Neon (3, 200, 0)
  • Chlorine (3, 150, 0)
Gas Collector 138 138
  • Helium (3, 50, 0)
  • Nitrogen (3, 40, 0)
  • Neon (3, 200, 0)
  • Chlorine (3, 150, 0)
  • Fluorine (3, 250, 0)
Gas Collector 144 144
  • Oxygen (8, 80, 0)
  • Hydrogen (8, 150, 0)
  • Nitrogen (8, 40, 0)
Gas Collector 120 120
  • Helium (3, 50, 0)
  • Hydrogen (3, 150, 0)
  • Chlorine (3, 150, 0)
  • Fluorine (3, 250, 0)
Gauss Rail Factory 6188 973
  • Gauss Rail (2, 7735, 6)
Glass Manufacturer 98 97
  • Glass (8, 182, 1)
Gun Factory 2464 388
  • Gun (5, 1232, 6)
High Capacity Lens Factory 938 304
  • High Capacity Lens (1, 4689, 3)
High Pressure Tube Factory 1650 315
  • High Pressure Tube (3, 1650, 5)
Ice Mine 100 100
  • Water (75, 20, 0)
Jewelry Manufacturer 336 333
  • Jewelry (4, 1260, 1)
Laser Compressor Factory 2633 428
  • Laser Compressor (1, 6577, 6)
  • Scrap Metal (1, 25, 0)
Laser Head Factory 1564 307
  • Laser Head (1, 4690, 5)
  • Toxic Waste* (1, 15, -)
Laser Modulator Factory 6697 1053
  • Laser Modulator (1, 16742, 6)
Lead Mine 134 134
  • Lead (10, 200, 0)
Luxury Food Factory 2581 406
  • Luxury Food (1, 6452, 6)
Meat Factory 703 228
  • Meat (85, 37, 3)
  • Leather (10, 37, 3)
Medical Supplies Factory 3207 771
  • Medical Supplies (4, 3006, 4)
Metal Plate Factory 423 102
  • Metal Plate (2, 792, 4)
Microchip Factory 896 171
  • Microchip (3, 896, 5)
Mineral Extractor 134 134
  • Mineral (4, 500, 0)
Mining Robot Factory 87588 9315
  • Mining Robot (1, 145977, 9)
  • Scrap Metal (1, 25, 0)
Nanobot Factory 2230 425
  • Nanobot (5, 1338, 5)
Noble Metal Mine 90 90
  • Gold (1, 600, 0)
  • Platinum (1, 750, 0)
Noble Metal Mine 70 70
  • Silver (1, 300, 0)
  • Platinum (1, 750, 0)
Noble Metal Mine 60 60
  • Silver (1, 300, 0)
  • Gold (1, 600, 0)
Oil Refinery 164 162
  • Oil (5, 490, 1)
Oil Rig 50 50
  • Raw Oil (5, 150, 0)
Ore Mine 140 140
  • Ore (30, 70, 0)
Paint Manufacturer 642 159
  • Paint (5, 481, 4)
  • Toxic Waste* (1, 15, -)
Paper Factory 246 121
  • Paper (40, 46, 2)
Plankton Collector 117 117
  • Plankton (35, 50, 0)
Plant Farm 88 88
  • Plant (60, 14, 1)
  • Oxygen (6, 80, 0)
Plasma Cell Factory 464 112
  • Plasma Cell (10, 174, 4)
Plastic Manufacturer 274 135
  • Plastic (15, 137, 2)
Potato Farm 99 99
  • Potato (35, 24, 1)
  • Oxygen (8, 80, 0)
Power Unit Factory 404 77
  • Power Unit (1, 1211, 5)
Processor Factory 9430 1483
  • Processor (3, 7858, 6)
Protein Factory 907 218
  • Protein (100, 34, 4)
Rice Farm 98 97
  • Rice (76, 15, 1)
  • Oxygen (4, 80, 0)
Rocket Factory 4500 708
  • Rocket (1, 11250, 6)
Rubber Factory 355 163
  • Rubber (3, 686, 2)
  • Toxic Waste* (1, 15, -)
  • Acid (1, 402, 3)
Satellite Factory 30669 4235
  • Satellite (1, 65714, 7)
  • Scrap Metal (1, 25, 0)
Scrap Metal Trader 100 100
  • Scrap Metal (60, 25, 0)
Semi Conductor Manufacturer 516 125
  • Semi Conductor (15, 129, 4)
Servo Factory 925 177
  • Servo (2, 1387, 5)
Sheep Ranch 325 153
  • Sheep (15, 130, 2)
  • Bio Gas (1, 213, 2)
  • Fabric (2, 91, 3)
Silicon Mine 134 134
  • Silicon (4, 500, 0)
Solar Cell Factory 313 310
  • Solar Cell (10, 469, 1)
Solar Panel Factory 2286 436
  • Solar Panel (1, 6858, 5)
Solar Power Plant 84 84
  • Energy Cell (25, 50, 0)
Spices Farm 1078 215
  • Spices (12, 268, 5)
  • Oxygen (1, 80, 0)
Steel Factory 148 147
  • Steel (8, 277, 1)
Steel Factory 111 110
  • Steel (6, 277, 1)
Steel Tube Factory 564 136
  • Steel Tube (3, 704, 4)
Targeting Card Factory 9499 1494
  • Targeting Card (2, 11873, 6)
Targeting System Factory 15827 1832
  • Targeting System (1, 29674, 8)
Tea Farm 207 206
  • Tea (75, 37, 1)
  • Oxygen (4, 80, 0)
Teleporter Factory 20997 2525
  • Teleporter (1, 39365, 8)
  • Scrap Metal (1, 25, 0)
Tesla Coil Factory 9627 1286
  • Military Tesla Coil (1, 10314, 7)
  • Industrial Tesla Coil (1, 10314, 7)
Tools Factory 571 138
  • Tools (10, 214, 4)
Transformator Factory 558 134
  • Transformator (10, 209, 4)
Turbine Factory 6692 1053
  • Turbine (1, 16729, 6)
Vegetable Farm 96 96
  • Vegetable (35, 32, 1)
  • Oxygen (4, 80, 0)
Vehicle Factory 41115 4944
  • Vehicle (1, 77087, 8)
  • Scrap Metal (1, 25, 0)
War Robot Factory 55314 5883
  • War Robot (1, 92186, 9)
  • Scrap Metal (1, 25, 0)
Warhead Factory 1879 368
  • Warhead (1, 5630, 5)
  • Scrap Metal (1, 25, 0)
Water Collector 100 100
  • Water (75, 20, 0)
Wheat Farm 95 95
  • Wheat (48, 23, 1)
  • Oxygen (4, 80, 0)
Wine Factory 1214 292
  • Wine (25, 182, 4)
Wire Manufacturer 380 92
  • Wire (15, 95, 4)
Wood Farm 156 156
  • Wood (6, 350, 1)
  • Oxygen (3, 80, 0)
Zinc Mine 167 167
  • Zinc (10, 250, 0)
  • Toxic waste contributes to the production time of factories but has been left out of the calculation because this was uncertain when this table was generated. To include it, add 1 pc to the value to correct for it.
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