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Case Study – Robert McBride

Robert McBride, Manchester

System Design

HPS was awarded a turnkey liquid product transfer and automated pigging systems project for Robert McBride, a leading manufacturer and supplier of Private Label and Contract Manufactured products for the domestic household, personal care and professional cleaning and hygiene markets.

HPS provide a wide range of pigging solutions for personal care product manufacturers throughout the word. In this case, the main product being manufactured and requiring pigging was toothpaste.

The project included design, supply and installation of pigging systems, pipework, cabling, control panels & PLC software for a Fully Automatic 3 inch Toothpaste Making to Storage System and three Fully Automatic 2 inch Single Pig Toothpaste Storage Tanks to Filling Systems.

The key aims of the project were increasing yields and capacity by recovering the toothpaste rather than letting it go to waste, similarly reducing effluent through less product wastage, lower rinse and CiP requirement, and also faster changeover times (becuase rinse and CiP cycles would be lower.

It was also important to Robert McBride that the HPS systems were robust and reliable, requiring little maintenance and minimising downtime.

The HPS systems achieved or exceeded the original project objectives.


“The project was carried out in a professional manner by HPS and the systems have proved very reliable. The targeted savings in terms of product recovery, effluent reduction and changeover times have been met”.

Derek Newstead, the Projects Engineering Manager was quoted as saying:

“I certainly recommend the HPS Systems”.