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SOP for Operation and Cleaning of Tablet/Capsule Counting Machine

To lay down procedure for proper use and cleaning of the Tablet/capsule counting machine.

This procedure applies to the operation and cleaning of tablet/capsule counting machine.

Operator: To operate the machine as per this procedure.
Supervisor: To ensure that the machine is operated as per this SOP.
Production Head: To enforce the procedure.


Procedure for Operation
  • Ensure that the machine is clean and free from traces of any previous products.
  • Ensure that line clearance has been certified by Q.A.
  • Assemble counter tray on the machine.
  • Fix the dust collector pad.
  • Connect the main to the supply points.
  • Switch on the machine using green switch button.
  • Start the packing activity as specified in BPR.
  • Stop the red switch button after completion of the activity or as and when required.
  • Remove the counter tray after use.
  • Record the details such as product name, batch no. and time of packaging activity in the equipment logbook.

Procedure for Cleaning
  • Switch off main power supply.
  • Clean the machine daily or after every batch with clean cloth.
  • Lubricate all driving parts with the help of Grease and/ or oil weekly.
  • Record the details in log book.

Q.A. Quality Assurance
SOP: Standard Operating Procedure.
B.P.R.: Batch Packing Record


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