SOP For Cleaning of Cotton Inserter Machine

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  1. OBJECTIVE: 

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

  1. SCOPE:

This SOP is applicable for cleaning of cotton inserter machine at manufacturing facility of XXX.    

  1. RESPONSIBILITY:  
  1. Officer/ Authorized designee of packaging shall be responsible for the cleaning of cotton inserter machine & effective removal of previous product / batch residue from cotton inserter machine. 
  2. Head of packing department shall be responsible for the effective implementation of the procedure.
  3. PROCEDURE:
  4. HEALTH, SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT :
    1. Wear snood, hand gloves and nose mask at the time of cleaning.
    2. Put ‘OFF’ the electricity supply before starting the machine cleaning.
  5. PRODUCT TO PRODUCT AND BATCH TO BATCH CLEANING:
  1. Switch ‘OFF’ the mains of cotton inserter machine.
  2. Remove the ‘USE FOR’ label from the machine and affix ‘TO BE CLEANED’ label as per SOP. 
  3. Remove the cotton / rayon of previous batch / product clean the cotton inserter machine body with dry clean lint free duster.
  4. Ensure that the compressed air valve is closed.
  5. Clean the   guide roller with dry clean lint free duster as shown in below  diagram.
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  1. Clean the cotton inserter tube with dry clean lint free   duster as shown in below diagram.
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  1. Clean the area around the bottle gate 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. Clean the conveyor belt with dry clean lint free duster as shown in below diagram.
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  1. Clean the pneumatic rejection system with dry clean lint free duster as shown in   below diagram.   
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  1. Clean the rejection tray with dry clean lint free duster.
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  1. Clean the acrylic guards with dry clean lint free duster as shown in below diagram.
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  1. Clean the front side cabinet 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. 
  3. TRAINING: 

Trainer : Head – Packaging / designee  

Trainees :  Packaging & QA staff / workmen 

  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. REFERENCES :  

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  1. REVISION HISTORY: 

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