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SOP for Die Blocking


Standard operating procedure of die blocking of compression machine.

1.0  OBJECTIVE:

       To lay down the procedure for Die Blocking.

2.0  SCOPE:

       This SOP shall be applicable for Die Blocking of compression machine in compression area at Production department.

3.0  RESPONSIBILITY:

3.1  Execution              : Operator
3.2  Checking               : Production Pharmacist & Above

4.0  ACCOUNTABILITY:

       HOD-Production / Assigned Designee

5.0  PROCEDURE:

5.1  In case of any damage of die bore or Punch bore or less quantity of punch die cavity should be blocked with the help of dummy die (die without bore).
5.2  If in case dummy die is not available, following method is to be used for blocking of die:
5.2.1  Cut a piece of Beeswax (solid) & fill in die bore which die is to be blocked & affix the wax with metal rod with gentle hammering.
5.3  Wipe/scrape the excess wax and clean the turret and adjust the feed frame for further use.

Related: SOP for Ordering, Receiving, Storage, Issue, & Destruction of Dies, Punches

6.0  ABBREVIATIONS:

6.1  SOP: Standard Operating Procedure
6.2  Q.A.: Quality Assurance
6.3  HOD: Head of The Department



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