Preventive Maintenance of Automatic Capsule Filling


  1. OBJECTIVE                    
  1. To lay down a procedure for Preventive Maintenance of Automatic capsule filling line AF-40T, AF-90T, And AF-150T.
  • 2. RESPONSIBILITY                                                  
  • Assistant – Engineering       – To follow the SOP
  • Executive – Engineering      – To Comply the SOP
  • 3. PROCEDURE           
  • Weekly Maintenance
  • Check the oil level in the vacuum pump through view glass and refill the oil if required.
  • Clean the vacuum pump filter and filter chamber.
  • Check the powder mixing motor gearbox oil level with level scale and refill the oil if    required.
  • Switch-off all electrical lines and clean the panel with vacuum.
  • Check the Pneumatic cylinder of powder conveying system for proper functioning.
  • Monthly Maintenance
  • Clean and apply new grease to chain and cam assemblies in side the machine.
  • Check all movable parts and tighten all fittings of basic machine and line machines.
  • Check solenoid valve and clean the valve, ensure the coil is in working condition.
  • Check that all the sensors and inter locks of the machine are working properly.
  • Check all solenoid valves and coils of pneumatic controls are working properly.
  • Check the metal detector electrical lines and clean the detector head.
  • Check and clean the rejection cut out area and spring action of flap.
  • Drain the vacuum pump oil and top up with new oil.
  • Half -Yearly Maintenance
  • Check all the link mechanisms, if found any damage replace the link with bush assembly.
  • Check the tamping block springs, if found any damage replace the springs with new one.
  • Check the motor bearings of vacuum and dust collection system, if required replace with new bearings.
  • Clean the grease of sliding blocks rollers of turret and reapply the new grease to the rollers.
  • Check the Metal detector controller circuit; clean the circuit board and contactors with vacuum.
  • Check the pneumatic cylinder operation and tight the fastenings of the cylinder.
  • Yearly Maintenance
  • Check the seals of all shafts, if required replace the seals with new one.
  • Check the vanes of the vacuum pump, if required replace with new vanes.
  • Check the vacuum pump filter condition, if required replace with new one.
  • Check all the cams for proper wetness, if required re grease all the cam tracks.
  • Clean all moving segments with kerosene and apply new grease to the segments including bearings.
  • Check the condition of the main motor and line motor timer belts, if required replace the timer belts with new one.
  • Check all the machine alignments, if require realign the settings using Gauge pins with respective size.
  • 4. ABBREVIATIONS

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  • 5. REFERENCES

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  • 6. ANNEXURES
  • Annexure – 1        Weekly preventive maintenance check list
  • Annexure – 2        Monthly preventive maintenance check list
  • Annexure – 3        Half- yearly preventive maintenance check list
  • Annexure – 4        Yearly preventive maintenance check list

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