Hardness tester Cleaning SOP



1.0  OBJECTIVE:
To lay down the procedure for cleaning of Hardness tester.
2.0  SCOPE:
This shall be applicable to the Hardness tester of Quality Control Instrument Lab.
3.0  RESPONSIBILITY:
3.1  Technical Assistant/ Helper.
3.2  Q.C Analyst.
4.0  ACCOUNTABILITY:
4.1  Manager-Quality Control.
5.0  MATERIAL AND EQUIPMENT:
5.1  Hardness tester.
5.2  Clean cloth.
6.0  PROCEDURE:
6.1  Switch “OFF” the instrument.
6.2  Switch “OFF” the main power supply.
6.3  Wipe off the instrument housing and the touch sensitive keypad with a cloth.
6.4  Remove the knurled-head screw and the plate of the feeding magazine.
6.5  Clean the transport surface with wet cloth.
6.6  Remove the knurled-head screw of the transport magazine remove the reciprocating transporters from the instrument.
6.7  Check the brushes fixed to the reciprocating transporter and replace them if necessary.
6.8  Clean the transport surface of the transport magazine and measuring plate of the thickness measuring device by means of a brush and wet cloth.
6.9  Remove any tablet debris from the fixed test jaw and the movable test jaw.
6.10 Unscrew the plug. Carefully remove the cover and acrylic flap.
6.11 Carefully remove the balance boat. Clean it with wet cloth.
6.12    After cleaning, fit all the parts of the instrument in their place.
6.13    Switch “ON” the main power supply. Switch “ON” the instrument.
6.14    Select the ‘Configuration’ menu and start ‘Reset’ by pressing <R> key.
6.15 Affix the “CLEANED” label and fill the “Cleaning Equipment Log Book”.
6.16 Frequency: Daily.
7.0  REVISION LOG:
Revision No.
Effective Date
Reason
00

New SOP

8.0  REFERENCES:
Annexure 1: Cleaning record of Hardness tester (Cleaning Equipment Log Book).










Annexure: 1
(Cleaning Equipment Log Book)
Cleaning record of Hardness tester
CLEANING RECORD OF HARDNESS TESTER
Date
Cleaned by
Checked by
Remarks 





















































































9.0  ANNEXURES:
9.1  Not Applicable.
10.0    ABBREVIATIONS:
Abbreviation
Expanded Form
SOP
Standard operating procedure
&
And
No.
Number  
Ltd.
Limited
QCEC
Quality control equipment cleaning
Q.C
Quality control


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