Already suggested. Search for addons/mods. I guess it's denied or in the TO-DO List.
whoops, I posted spontaneously while playing Black Mesa (I was excited >.>) and didn't bother checking the forums. after taking some time to actually look around, here's what I found:
looks like there is something in the works similar to what I had in mind, but whatever it is it will be organized with the RailCraft team, meaning it might not be included in vanilla IndustrialCraft but rather as a part of RailCraft.
P.S. I don't think there's a way to quote from threads other than the one I'm posting in so I just used the permalinks.