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SOP for Operation & Cleaning of ROPP Sealing/HDPE Capping Machine

OBJECTIVE
To lay down a procedure for operation and cleaning of the ROPP sealing/HDPE capping machine.

SCOPE
This procedure shall be applicable to the operation and cleaning ROPP sealing/HDPE capping machine.

RESPONSIBILITY
Production– Operators/ Chemist / Officer
IPQA Chemist / Officer

ACCOUNTABILITY
Head - Production

PROCEDURE

Pre-start up
  • Wear a clean nose mask and hand gloves.
  • Check the status label.
  • Check the area & machine for cleanliness.
  • Ensure the temperature (NMT-25˚C) & RH (50 ± 5%) has achieved. Record the same in BPR.
  • Ensure the line clearance from IPQA.
  • Ensure the machine for proper operational setting.
  • Ensure the status label of the upcoming product blend.


Operation
  • Set all the sealing heads as per the requirement/production batch requirement.
  • Set the bottle guide, in-feed guide, out-feed guide, feed worm, cap chute and cap chamber properly and correctly.
  • Start the sealing/capping by placing bottles on the conveyor.

Cleaning
  • Turn the main switch “Off”.
  • Clean all the viable surfaces.
  • Clean the center of sealing/capping heads.
  • Ensure complete removal of previous materials.
  • Wipe & clean with a dry and clean duster or lint-free cloth.
  • Set the machine as per the operational need.
  • Check the machine for the correct operational setting.
  • Affix the “CLEANED’’ label on the machine
  • Record the cleaning details in Equipment Log Book.

REFERENCE
In house

ANNEXURE
Nil

ABBREVIATION
SOP: Standard Operating Procedure
No.: Number
BPR: Batch Production Record
ROPP: Round Oriented Poly Propylene
HDPE: High-Density Poly Ethylene
IPQA: In Process Quality Assurance
RH: Relative Humidity
NMT: Not More Than

REVISION HISTORY
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