If you infuse an arcane worktable with a runic matrix and 4 arcane stone bricks, it would make the "Arcane Infusion Table." Maybe add a wand in there? So you put the items in like the arcane workbench, but instead of vis, you need essentia, which would be piped in. You put the items in the ring around the center slot, where you put the item you're infusing. You click "infuse" (on a button) and it would give you the item in an output slot after all the essentia is consumed. Maybe keep the lightning strikes, but this would stabilize the ritual completely as for loss of items. Also, it should be automate-able.