Preventive Maintenance of Semi-Automatic Capsule Filling Machine


To describe a procedure for the preventive maintenance of Semi-Automatic Capsule Filling Machine.

  • SCOPE:

This SOP is applicable for preventive maintenance of Semi-Automatic Capsule Filling Machine


Assistant Engineer/Above shall be responsible for implementation and compliance of the SOP.


Manager- Engineering / Manager- Production / Head – QA shall be accountable for implementation and compliance the procedure mention in this SOP.


Preventive maintenance checklist of Semi-Automatic Capsule Filling Machine            -Attachment-I

6.0       PROCEDURE:

  • Preparation of preventive maintenance plan:
    • Inform the concern person before starting preventive maintenance.
    • Ensure that no activities are carried out in the respective machine.
    • Ensure that the respective system electrical supply is switched “OFF”
    • Before carrying out the preventive maintenance display status board as “UNDER PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE” on the electrical panel and machine.
    • Monthly
    • Check the electrical terminals of main supply and machine panel for tightness.
    • Check capsule loader and magazines assembly for proper working.
    • Check vacuum pumps for proper suction and working. Check oil level and top-up , if required.
    • Check hopper and auger assembly for proper working. Check its motor and gear box assembly for proper working.
    • Check loading tray filling assembly for proper timing.
    • Check capsule discharge chute assembly for smooth working.
    • Check all solenoid valves, sensors and pneumatic cylinders for proper working.
    • Check and tighten all fasteners.
    • Check and lubricate bearings for wear and tear.
    • Close all the lids for proper closing.
    • Start and run the machine in Auto/Manual mode.
    • Check and observe the machine for its normal working.
  • After completion of the above procedure remove the “UNDER PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE” status board from the machine and the respective electrical panel.
  • Affix the Preventive Maintenance Status on machine as per Attachment– I
  • Update the status label of the machine after the completion of preventive maintenance and assembly respectively.
  • After performing the preventive maintenance activity of machine, respective area supervisor shall check and note the details on respective Machine Operation & Cleaning Log Book.
  • Engineering Supervisor/ above shall update the activity in respective formats of SOP for Semi-Automatic Capsule Filling Machine

7.0        REFERENCES:



SOP   : Standard Operating Procedure

Engg. : Engineering


Quality Assurance





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