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SOP for Cleaning Procedure of Auto Loader

OBJECTIVE
To lay down a procedure for cleaning of auto loader.

SCOPE
This procedure applies for production department in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Facilities of XYZ Limited. This procedure covers cleaning of auto loader.

RESPONSIBILITY
The concerned operator is responsible for implementation of the process.
The production In-Charge is responsible for the execution and compliance of the procedure.

PROCEDURE
  • Type “B” Cleaning Procedure (Product to Product Change Over)
  1. Switch off the electrical mains of the machine.
  2. De-dust external surface with moist cloth.
  3. Dismantle: Back and front cover, Empty capsule hopper, Magazine followed by pusher plate and raceway.
  4. Scrub the above parts with liquid soap solution.
  5. Rinse with potable water and then Purified Water BP.
  6. Wipe the loading platform with moist duster.
  7. Dry all the parts by wiping with dry duster.
  8. Reassemble all the parts and affix the ‘CLEANED’ status label.
  • Type “A” Cleaning Procedure (Batch to Batch Change Over):
  1. Empty the hopper.
  2. Remove back and front cover.
  3. Remove empty capsules from loading platform by brushing.
  4. Dry-clean the loader with clean, dry, lint free duster.
  • All the cleaning details shall be entered in the equipment cleaning log.

REFERENCE(s)
SOP : Preparation, Approval and Control of Standard Cleaning Procedures for equipment.

ABBREVIATION(s)
Q.A : Quality Assurance
SOP : Standard Operating Procedure
No. : Number
P.D : Production

ANNEXURE(s)
Nil.

REVISION CARD
Nil.


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