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SOP for the Operation of Semi-Automatic Cartoning Machine (VP-120)

Standard operating procedure to operate the Semi-Automatic Cartoning Machine (VP-120).


To lay down the procedure for the operation of Semi-Automatic Cartoning Machine (VP-120).


This SOP shall be applicable for the operation of Semi-Automatic Cartoning Machine (VP-120) in the packing area.


3.1 Execution: Operator
3.2 Checking: Production Pharmacist & Above


HOD-Production / Assigned Designee


5.1 Production person shall ensure the cleanliness of the Machine & area and ‘CLEANED’ label on it.
5.2 Before starting the operation production person get the line clearance from Q.A person by writing the status label with Product Name, Batch Details to equipment & area.
5.3 Ensure that incoming power supply MCB is ON.
5.4 Switch on the isolated switch.
5.5 Start and Set the compressed air pressure to 6 Kg/cm².
5.6 Switch ON the “Power ON” push button.
5.7 After Power ON, check MMI for any fault. Machine can be ready only after all fault reset.
5.8 Go to “KEY” screen.
5.9 Put Inch / Run mode key in INCH mode.
5.10 Adjust carton height.
5.11 Fill the carton on carton magazine.
5.12 Switch ON carton vacuum pump.
5.13 Fill the leaflets in leaflet magazine and switch on leaflet vacuum pump (if insertion of leaflet required).
5.14 After completion of the above sequence, the machine is ready for full fledge production.
5.15 Close all guards.
5.16 Ensure that main control cabinet is closed.
5.17 All key interlocks are activated.
5.18 Rear cover is in the locked position.
5.19 The machine speed is at Zero.
5.20 Press Inch / Run mode on the screen to Run Position.

5.21 The MMI shows the “MACHINE READY” display.
5.22 Press the MACHINE ON push button and increase the speed slowly to the rated speed.
5.23 After completion of the operation stop the machine by pressing “POWER OFF” push button.
5.24 The vacuum pump will switch off when an emergency stop is pressed.
5.25 After completing operation affix the “To be cleaned” status label and fill the “Equipment Log Book”


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