Bulkmaster 7

Since 2017, Orica has been contracting our development team at SAPHI to write the LOADPlus software & develop the user interface for the Bulkmaster 7 explosive delivery system.

Bulkmaster 7

Who Is Our Client?

Orica is the world’s largest provider of commercial explosives and innovative blasting systems to the mining, quarrying, oil and gas and construction markets, a leading supplier of sodium cyanide for gold extraction, and a specialist provider of ground support services in mining and tunnelling.

What Was The Problem?

Orica required specialised development expertise that encompassed both hardware and software to develop, support and maintain its state of the art explosive delivery system.

What Was The Solution?

Since 2017, the SAPHI development team has helped develop the low-level control code, implementation of the user interface, the development of the automated test system architecture and the writing of automated tests. SAPHI continues to support, maintain and upgrade the software to ensure the on-going success of the system.

What Were The Outcomes?

  • Improved drill and blast productivity, delivering a reduction in the total cost of operation
  • Predictable, reliable and transparent blasting outcomes; and
  • Safer overall operating environment.

What Skills Did SAPHI Use To Implement The Solution?

The tech stack and experience required for this job included a broad range of skills from our team of computer, electrical and software engineers, including:

  • LabVIEW Real-Time
  • FPGA Code
  • TestStand
  • API Development
  • Adobe XD Mockup Translation
  • PWA
  • No SQL Database Design Implementation

What Support Did SAPHI Offer After Completion?

SAPHI has a support contract with Orica and has been providing on-going support and maintenance since 2017.

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