SOP for Operation of Bottle Labeling Machine

To lay down a procedure for operation of bottle labeling machine. 

This SOP shall be applicable for bottle labeling machine in packing area in Beta-Lactam production department. 

The beta-lactam concerned operator is responsible for implementation of the process. 
The Beta-Lactam In-Charge is responsible for the execution and compliance of the procedure. 

  • Check that the machine has been cleaned as per its standard cleaning procedure.
  • Check for the proper lubrication of all the moving parts and with the aid of oil gun add more lubricant, if need be. 
  • Ensure that the printed labels to be used have been approved by both the Department In-charge and Q.A. Manager by checking for their signatures on the samples attached to the B.M.R.  
  • Place the required amount of gum holder and fix it in place. The amount of gum required is decided by operator’s judgment. Fix the rubber roller in place. 
  • Place the labels in the label holder and turn ‘ON’ the main switch. 
  • Load the bottles to be labeled manually, one at a time. 
  • Push the green button to begin Labeling, stepping on the foot pedal to transfer labels from holder onto the bottles. 
  • Wipe excess gum from the gum roller using cloth to prevent wetting (hence damaging of the labels) after releasing the foot pedal. 
  • Adjust the width of the label passage with the aid of a screw driver, if need be.  
  • To stop labeling push the red button and switch off the main supply. 
  • Remove any excess labels of a finished batch from the machine and return to the supervisor for reconciliation. 
  • Remove the gum from the gum holder and clean the machine as per the prescribed procedure.
  • All the operation details shall be entered in the equipment usage log book.

Q.A - Quality Assurance 
BL - Beta-Lactam 
SOP - Standard Operating Procedure 
No. - Number 
P.D - Production

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