1.0 OBJECTIVE:To lay down the cleaning procedure for EPD Collator machine with strip packing machine line.
2.0 SCOPE:This SCP shall be applicable for cleaning EPD Collator machine used in the Packing area of Production department.
3.0 RESPONSIBILITY:3.1 Execution :Operator
3.2 Checking :Pharmacist and Above
5.0 PROCEDURE:5.1 Shut off 3 phase and single-phase power.
5.2 Shut off air supply.
5.3 Inspect the area for tablets / strips from earlier production.
5.4 First clean the bowl and dish of the strip-packing machine, since dust from this cleaning will fall on the parts of EPD Collator with strip packing machine line.
5.5 Remove the plugs of scanning head, remove the chute and then detach the scanning head from the chute.
5.6 Wipe clean the external surface of the scanning head with moist lint free cloth till free from associated powder.
5.7 Clean the tablet chute as per SOP.
5.8 Clean the strip chutes with lint free cloth moistened with cleaning solution till all traces of powder disappear.
5.9 Wipe clean the external surface of the EPD Collator machine with moist lint free cloth till free from associated powder.
5.10 Wipeout the entire surface of EPD Collator machine with wet lint free cloth soaked in 70% IPA (Isopropyl Alcohol).
5.11 Affix the “Cleaned” label.
5.12 Re-cleaned if not used within 72 hours.
6.0 ABBREVIATIONS:SCP :Standard Cleaning Procedure
IPA :Isopropyl Alcohol
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