SOP For Cleaning of Capping Machine

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  1. OBJECTIVE: 

The purpose of this SOP is to provide procedure for effective cleaning & removal of previous product / batch residue from capping machine. 

  1. SCOPE:

This SOP is applicable for cleaning of capping machine & removal of previous product / batch residue from capping machine at manufacturing facility of XXX.    

  1. RESPONSIBILITY:  
  1. Officer/ Authorized designee shall be responsible for the effective removal of previous product / batch residue from capping machine as per SOP. 
  2. Head of packing department shall be responsible for the effective implementation of the procedure.
  3. PROCEDURE: 
  1. HEALTH, SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT :
  2. Wear snood, hand gloves and nose mask at the time of cleaning.
  3. Put ‘OFF’ the electricity supply before starting the machine cleaning.
  4. PRODUCT TO PRODUCT AND BATCH TO BATCH CLEANING:
  1. Switch ‘OFF’ the mains of capping machine.
  2. Remove the ‘USE FOR’ label from the machine and affix ‘TO BE CLEANED’ label. 
  3. Remove all the caps of previous product / batch and clean the capping machine                       body with dry clean lint free duster.
  4. Ensure that the compressed air valve is closed.
  5. Clean the cap hopper with dry clean lint free duster as shown in below diagram.
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  1. Clean the  vibratory cap feeder with the dry clean lint free duster as shown in  below diagram.
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  1. Clean the chute lane and cap holding guide with dry clean lint free duster as shown in below diagram.
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  1. Clean the gripper belt and spindle with dry clean lint free duster as shown in below diagram.
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  1. Clean the conveyor belt with dry clean lint free duster as shown in below diagram.
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  1. Clean the bottle separator with dry clean lint free duster as shown in below diagram.
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  1. Clean the control panel with dry clean lint free duster as shown in below diagram.
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  1. Remove ‘TO BE CLEANED’  label and affix ‘CLEANED’ label duly filled with Equipment code number, previous product, SOP No., cleaned by, Signature, date and the Cleaning  due  date  on “CLEANED VALID UP TO” As per SOP. 
  2. Record the observation of the cleaning in area and equipment usage and cleaning log. 

               NOTE:

  1. If the cleaned equipment is not used within 48 hour after cleaning or if there are any traces of dust or powder settled on the outsides surface, then it should be wiped with Wet lint free duster followed by clean dry lint free duster. 
  2. If the cleaned equipment is not used after cleaning within 72 hours then Re clean the equipment before use. 
  1. TRAINING: 

Trainer : Head – Packaging Department

Trainees : Packaging & QA Staff 

  1. DISTRIBUTION: 

Controlled Copy No.1 :  Head of Department – Quality Assurance

Controlled Copy No.2 :  Head of Department – Packaging 

Original Copy :  Head – Quality Assurance 

  1. ANNEXURES  :    

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  1. REFERENCE: 

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  1. REVISION HISTORY: 

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