sop for operation of capsule loading machine semi-automatic
1. PURPOSE & SCOPE
To lay down guidelines for operation of capsule loading Machine .
Machine Name : CAPSULE LOADING MACHINE M/C No. :___
The entire Machine Operation is divided in three stages :-
i) Pre-operative Cleaning & Setting
iii) 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. The container containing the capsule of required size and colour are brought near the machine.
e. Load the capsules into the hopper.
f. Fix the loading plate below the chute.
STAGE – II
a. The capsule loading machine is switched on and runned for few seconds to observe whether it is running normally or not.
b. If any abnormal sound is heard the machine is referred to maintenance deptt. for rectification.
c. In other case the machine is started and the capsule is out and loaded into the loading plate.
d. When the plate is completely filled with capsules remove the plate.
e. In case of batch changeover the contact parts are cleaned by clean cloth.
STAGE – III
a. Incase of product changeover all the contact parts like hopper, chute, channel, loading pin etc. are thoroughly cleaned and 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 1