sop for Preventive Maintenance of Capsule Filling Machine
To lay down a procedure for the Preventive Maintenance of Capsule Filling Machine
This Standard Operating Procedure is applicable for the Preventive Maintenance of Capsule Filling Machine to be followed at formulation plants
3.1 Officer / Executive Engineering shall be responsible for the execution of this procedure.
3.2 Engineering Manager shall be responsible for the compliance of this SOP.
3.3 Head QA/designee shall be responsible for the compliance of this SOP.
4.0 Abbreviations and Definitions
SOP : Standard Operating Procedure
No : Number
QA : Quality assurance
Qty : Quantity
ER : Engineering
5.1 General Conditions
5.1.1 Refer the master plan of preventive maintenance.
5.1.2 Equipment shall be available for preventive maintenance.
5.1.3 Clean oil / grease stains & remove unwanted material, spares after completion of work.
5.2.1 Use necessary safety wears, while doing the work.
5.2.2 Ensure covers & guards are properly fixed.
5.3 Procedure for Preventive Maintenance of Capsule filling m/c.
5.3.1 Ensure that electrical supply is in off position in main panel and display “Under Maintenance” Board on the panel board.
5.3.2 Switch OFF the drive unit and inform all the concerned.
5.3.3 Operator or above has to ensure and verify the check points for the preventive maintenance as shown in the Annexure
5.3.4 After the completion of preventive maintenance, check the machine for smooth Operation.
5.3.5 Remove “Machine under Maintenance” Board on the panel board after completion of the Maintenance.
5.3.6 The operator / technician who perform the job will enter his name / sign in “Done By” Column and responsible Engineer/ Officer and Officer – Production put sign in “Checked by” column.
5.3.7 Quarterly Maintenance will include the jobs of monthly maintenance, Half Yearly Maintenance will include the jobs of Monthly and Quarterly Maintenance.
5.3.8 Quarterly Preventive Maintenance is to be carried out as per the following check points.
220.127.116.11 Clean & check vacuum pump filters, hose pipes & fitting
18.104.22.168 Clean dosing disc and support pad with vacuum and dry cloth
22.214.171.124 Grease all shafts housing
126.96.36.199 Lubrication is to be carried out at all moving points.
188.8.131.52 Check all electrical terminal connections and tighten the same.
184.108.40.206 Check oil level in vacuum pump and gear box.
220.127.116.11 Check the correct vacuum pressure and air pressure available.
18.104.22.168 Check spring of the tamping and turrets.
22.214.171.124 Check the tightness of the nuts and bolts.
126.96.36.199 Check the proper earthing.
5.3.9 Half Yearly preventive maintenance is to be carried out as per the following check points:
188.8.131.52 Check the chain tension and drive cam switch box drive.
184.108.40.206 Change the wiper seals of the shaft.
220.127.116.11 Check the tension and condition of the timing belt.
18.104.22.168 Check the control wiring of the control panel.
22.214.171.124 Check and change springs and tamping pin.
126.96.36.199 Clean all drive parts with kerosene oil and apply grease where required.
188.8.131.52 Clean and refill grease in gear box of powder stirrer drive.
6.0 Forms and Records
6.1 Quarterly PM Check List of Capsule Filling Machine – Annexure
6.2 Half yearly PM Check List of Capsule Filling Machine – Annexure
7.1 Master copy – Documentation Cell (Quality Assurance)
7.2 Controlled copies – Engineering Department