LOADPlus Underground

Orica offers Underground Delivery Units that include mobile “Charger” delivery systems and modular “Loader” units, these are state of the art in explosives engineering and charging capability. The “Loader” systems are designed to be transported by IT to the point of use and can be quickly set up for loading blast holes, these systems can be readily installed onto mine carriers, or can be adapted for special needs. The Orica mobile “Chargers” are designed to charge full rings or development efficiently, taking full advantage of mechanisation and mobility. They are self contained and operate independently of other mining activity and equipment.

The Orica underground delivery systems are run by LOADPlus Underground software. SAPHI helped develop the underground control system and the user interface that makes up the LOADPlus Underground software. SAPHI is responsible for developing, testing, commissioning and supporting the control system software. The software is based on the IEC 61131-3 standard which runs on a custom built human machine interface. SAPHI is actively involved in the on-going development of the underground control systems software.


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