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SOP for Preventive Maintenance for Bottle Washing Machine

OBJECTIVE
To ensure operational qualification and performance qualification are achieved.
To reduce down time.

SCOPE
General maintenance for long intervals (years/quarterly, and second intervals weekly/safety.

RESPONSIBILTY
Maintenance Department: Responsible for long intervals and rectifying any anomalies in between interval time.
Operators: Responsible for short interval, checks and reporting any anomalies in between intervals.
Production manager/supervisor: For making machine to be available for maintenance as per schedule.

PROCEDURE
Routine maintenance daily/weekly
  • Check and note air-pressure
  • Check and note status functions
  • Lubricate all the moving parts with recommended lubricates.

Long interval maintenance
  • Check gear box, replace oil
  • Check spray nozzle for atomization, replace seals and nozzles if should need be.
  • Check and observe the condition of pneumatic system i.e. S.V. opening and closing times, product sensors functions and PU. Pipes and correctors replace if they have work hardened. Check sensor, gauge accuracies, replace if need be, check FRC unit and tighten bolts/nuts.
  • Check electrical connections and terminals, for wave or burnt off, replace if necessary.
  • Check for responsiveness of various functions i.e. vacuum, machine speed and machine free movement of conveyors.

ABBREVIATION
SV: Solenoid value
FRL: Flow regulatory and lubrications unit

REVISION HISTORY
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