My friends and I just reached the point in our ore processing chain where we now have the Crusher>Sluice>Centrifuge>Shredder assembly (pictured below).
The issue we are having is that the shredder emits a monstrous amount of 1/72nd dusts for a huge variety of unique dusts (there are some like 700 unique dusts in GT6). We do not yet have a roaster, so a single periodic table arrangement of item barrels isn’t enough storage space to account for the large amount of unique dusts.
In order to handle this amassing of 1/72nd dusts, I wanted to make a sort of dust funnel chain pictured here:
The input chest contains a variety of 1/72nd dusts. It feeds into a hopper set to emit exact stack size of 8 which is fed into a dust funnel set to tiny. I have a hopper connected below the initial hopper, this is connected to a redstone torch signal via an item sensor that is set to emit a signal when the first hopper has less than 8 items in it (not enough to make a tiny dust). However, the hopper is simply too fast at pulling, so the item sensor is continually on even if I feed it multiple stacks of 64 dusts at a time.
Is there a way to slow down the item extraction so that the item sensor can turn off when there are indeed more than 8 items in the hopper?