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SOP on operation and cleaning of Pneumatic Lifting Table & Visual Inspection machine

  • Objective
  • To lay down the procedure of operation and cleaning of Pneumatic Lifting Table & visual Inspection machine.
  • Scope
  • This SOP is applicable for the operation and cleaning of Pneumatic Lifting Table & Visual Inspection used in the vial decartoning room of the sterile Injectable facility.
  • Responsibility
  • Production officer / Executive.
  • Accountability
  • Production Head shall be accountable for compliance of SOP.
  • Abbreviations
  • SOP : Standard Operating Procedure
  • IPA  :  Iso Propyl Alcohol
  • Procedure
  • Operation
  • Pneumatic Lifting Table is used for lifting vial trays to the level of Visual Inspection machine, in the Vial decartoning area.
  • Check that area is clean.
  • Check the Compressed air supply NLT 6.0 Kg/cm² & electrical supply.
  • Attach the compressed air pipe to the Pneumatic Lifter.
  • Open the compressed air supply valve.
  • Turn the switch on of the main supply.
  • Check that the lights of the Visual inspection machine are working.
  • Adjust the height of the Lifting table to the level of Visual inspection machine by moving the lever provided at the side of table.
  • Load the trays carrying the decartoned vials on the lifting table and push the vials towards inspection machine using SS plate.
  • Inspect the vials carefully for any defect and if found reject the vial for washing, keep the rejected vials SS bin provided.
  • Collect the good vials in trays from washing area side.
  • Cleaning :
  • Cleaning is to be done after completion of all activities.
  • Switch off supply from mains.
  • Close the compressed air supply valve.
  • Remove the rejected vials and broken glasses.
  • Clean the Pneumatic Lifting Table and Visual Inspection machine with dry mop.
  • Clean the Pneumatic Lifting Table and Visual inspection machine with mop soaked in  70% IPA.
  • Forms and Records (Annexures)
  • Not Applicable
  • Distribution
  • Master copy –  Quality Assurance
  • Controlled copies – Quality Assurance, Production, Quality Control
  • History
    Date Revision Number
    Reason for Revision
    00 New SOP

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