sop for Machine operation capsule inspection and polishing machine
1. PURPOSE & SCOPE : To lay down guidelines for operation of capsule Filling machine.
4. PROCEDURE :
MACHINE NAME: Semi automatic Capsule Filling Machine M/C No.:——-
The entire Machine Operation is divided in three stages :
a. Pre – operative Cleaning & Setting.
c. Post Operative Cleaning and equipment preparation
STAGE – I
a. The exterior of the machine is cleaned with dry cloth.
b. The electrical connections are restored by pulling the plug top into the socket.
c. The “Machine Ready for use” Sticker is removed and sticker/tag showing product, Batch No. etc is put on the top cover of the machine.
d. Below the releasing chute, collection bag in plastic drum is kept.
e. The container containing the polished capsule is brought near the machine
STAGE – II
a. The capsule inspection & polishing machine is switched on and run for few seconds to observe whether if it is running normally or not.
b. If any abnormal sound is heard the machine is referred to maintenance dept. for
c. The machine is started & the capsule is released from hopper to the inspection belt & after inspection the capsules are passed through the polishing machine.
d. The process is continued till the entire batch is polished.
STAGE – III
a. After the day’s operation or Production change or change of composition all the contact parts like hopper, chute, channel and loading pin etc, are thoroughly cleaned & washed with the D.M. Water.
b. The connection is then cut off by taking out the plug top from the socket.
c. A sticker stating “Machine ready for use” is put on the machine to render it ready for use.
A logbook is kept for each machine of operation in the format given in annexure I.