SOP on Cleaning of Rotary Tablet counter

SOP on Cleaning of Rotary Tablet counter




Objective : To describe cleaning procedure for rotary tablet counter.


Scope : To ensure that the equipment is clean and free from any starting materials of previous batch or product residues.


Responsibility : 1.It  is the responsibility of operating staff to clean the equipment.

2. Production Chemist to ensure that procedure is followed.


Materials & Equipment :

1.      Cleaning agent: Isoprpyl alcohol (70%v/v)

2.      Mops / lint free cloth




(1)    Remove any visible materials from the tablet counter with the help of a jet of compressed air.

(2)    Dismantle the counter plate from its holder plate.

(3)    Clean the counter plate and its holder plate with a dry lint free cloth.

(4)    Again clean both with the help of wet mop soaked in purified water and squeezed.

(5)    Mop the plates with 70% v/v Isopropyl alcohol and allow them to dry in air.

(6)    Reassemble the counter plate on the holder plate.

(7)    After getting authorization from QC Chemist, put a label “Cleaned” or “Ready for use”.






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