Semi-autonomous mobile mixing and delivery of bulk explosives.
Design to Deployment in
3 month release cycles
Global Open Cut Mining
Founded over 140 years ago in the Victorian gold fields, Orica is one of the world’s largest explosives provider specialising in blasting systems, mining chemicals and geotechnical monitoring for mine sites around the world.
Bulk explosives is considered a commodity in mining so in order to win and maintain contracts, suppliers must bring additional value to the mine. Orica’s customers requested a higher degree of mobile mixing consistency and data driven insights to feed back into their mine planning. However, Orica is a fundamentally a chemicals business and does not have the skills in house to develop the advanced software + electronics required.
Our team of software developers embedded themselves within the Orica product development team to create a customised solution with the following key features:
Semi-autonomous control system to measure and dispense explosive material
Flip down in cab touch screens and software for operator control
Integration with existing Orica planning, data analysis and billing systems
Hardware in the loop test systems for rapid software revision and updates
LoadPlus has been rolled out on over 60 trucks and has become the global standard for Orica’s mobile mixing control systems. For more information contact Orica Australia