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SOP for Hydraulic Pellet Press

OBJECTIVE
To lay down procedure for Operation of Hydraulic Pellet Press for better and error free use

SCOPE
This SOP is applicable for Hydraulic Pellet Press installed in Quality Control Department at XYZ Limited.
RESPONSIBILITY
Execution : Chemist and above – QC department.
Checking : Asst. Manager and above – QC department

PROCEDURE
Operational Procedure
  • Left the front safety screen
  • Place the die at the center of the piston top plate
  • Lower the screw by rotating knob wheel clockwise, until the screw punch touches the top of the die
  • Reconfirm that die is at center of the piston top plate as well as the screw-punch & lower the front safety screen.
  • Shut the release knob by rotating it clock wise (while looking from the right hand side of the press)
  • Insert handle lever in to the handle of the pump unit.
  • Operate the pump by raising and lowering handle lever until the desired pressure in Tones is seen on the pressure gauge
  • After the desired holding time has elapsed, release the pressure by rotating the release knob anti-clockwise.
  • Raise the screw by rotating the knob wheel anti-clockwise (While looking from top)
  • Lift the front safety screen & remove the die from the press.
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Precautions
  • Always insure that safety screen is in closed position before operating the press. Before opening the screen, make sure that the pressure in the system has been fully released
  • Do not apply more than 15 Tons pressure at any time. Red marking has been provided to indicate the danger zone
  • Always confirmed that the die is placed at center of the piston top plate

ABBREVIATION(s)
SOP : Standard Operating Procedure
Q.C : Quality control

REVISION CARD
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