LOADPlus Underground

LOADPlus Underground

Our product development team at SAPHI was hired by Orica to assist in developing the underground control system & user interface that makes up Orica’s LOADPlus underground software.

Systems integration

Who Was 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.

Systems integration

What Problem Did Orica Need SAPHI To Solve?

The Orica underground delivery systems are run by LOADPlus Underground software. Orica has hired SAPHI for on-going support to develop, test, commission and support the control system software.

SAPHI Software development service

What Was The Solution?

SAPHI helped develop the underground control system and the user interface that makes up the LOADPlus Underground software. SAPHI also developed a rigorous process for developing, testing, commissioning and supporting the control system software.


What Skills Did SAPHI Use To Implement The Solution?

The software is based on the IEC 61131-3 standard which runs on a custom-built human-machine interface. SAPHI has leveraged its years of experience working with control systems which includes:

  • PLC Programming
  • PLC User Interface Implementation
  • CAN Bus Communication
  • Danfoss Valve Control
  • Testing and Debugging of Electrical Control Cabinets

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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