Bulkmaster 7 LOADPlus

SAPHI was contracted to write the LOADPlus control system software and user interface for the Bulkmaster 7 in Newcastle.

The Bulkmaster™ 7 is the latest addition to our industry leading bulk explosive delivery systems. This state of the art technology creates a step change in efficiency on bench for customers in the open cut mining sector.
The Bulkmaster™ 7 minimises the number of assets, people and time it takes to load a blast. Services enabled by the new mobile manufacturing unit benefit from:

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


SAPHI has developed parts of the low-level control code and implemented parts of the user interface based on feedback from the Orica UX design team. SAPHI has also helped in the development of the automated test system architecture and in the writing of automated tests for the LOADPlus software.

Saphi implemented its solutions for this project using a combination LabVIEW Real-Time and FPGA code for the control system combined with TestStand for the automated test system development.


Completion date: Current
Location: Kurri Kurri, NSW, Australia
Partner: Orica
Website: orica.com