Vacuum Pump is an interactive part in Scrap Mechanic.
When a connected Trigger is activated, the Vacuum Pump will pull in or eject items, depending on its flow direction.
Press E on the Vacuum Pump to reverse the flow direction (Out by default). This direction is indicated by the blue arrow on the sides. The arrow will become green when an action was successfully performed. If an action fails, a red X will be shown.
"In" mode Vacuum Pumps will repeat about once every second while active. This makes the Switch the ideal activator for indefinite repetition. "Out" mode Vacuum Pumps, on the other hand, will not repeat. Instead, they will perform their action only once when activated, making the Button a better choice for repeated manual activation.
"In" mode Vacuum Pumps will harvest fully grown crops in a 3x3 area of soil mounds centered on the pump, placing Food and Seeds into Large Chests. They will also harvest Pigment Flower Plants and pick up dropped items.
"In" mode Vacuum Pumps that are placed in a fluid will collect the fluid and place it in Large Chests or their respective container, if one exists (see below).
|Chemical Spill||Chemicals||Chemical Container|
|Oil Pool||Crude Oil||-|
00:47 (Level 5)
- Reduced speed of projectiles.
- Fixed an issue that could cause Vacuum Pumps to cause network lag for clients.
- Added Vacuum Pump.
Soil will be duplicated if multiple Vacuum Pumps harvest a crop at the same time. To avoid this, space out the Vacuum Pumps so that each covers its own 3x3 area without overlapping.