So, when scrapping some HE armour, i noticed that the HE scrapper put the resources into the system, except the components just got stuck in the scrapper mesh, and were pulled out by a nearby collector.
an upside down silo directly next to a right way up Scrapper, which shouldn't work anyway
Sorry folks, can one of you provide a screenshot or snapshot of what you mean? As far as I can tell you're referring to putting an upside down silo directly next to a right way up Scrapper, which shouldn't work anyway unless you have conveyors placed in such a way as to accommodate the unusual orientations.
Well, obviously. Context is everything. In the case of the second clue supplied in this puzzle-report, i.e. picture above, I suspect there's 3 things you might be missing:
That setup, sure. And I'm saying that it 'works' now, as I've always seen, but badly.