How To Operate And Clean Metal Detectors
Learn how to operate metal detectors and proper cleaning by following the guide below.
- Check that no previous batch is present in the machine.
- Check the machine for cleanliness as well as tahe whole processing area.
- Check that the label “cleaned” is affix in the equipment.
- Check the temperature and relative humidity of the area.
- Check that the equipment is receiving a single-phase alternating current supply.
- Check that the metal detector is working properly.
- Check the fitting and inclination of the acrylic feeding chute.
- Check that the metal detector is in ferrous particle detection mode by passing a sample supplied with the equipment for verification and calibration of the metal detector.
- Check that personnel is wearing proper uniform including gown, nose mask and gloves.
- Verify the equipment usage log and make sure that the equipment cleaning operation is documented.
- Change the label “cleaned” to “under process”.
- Switch the equipment on and wait for few minutes.
- Pass the tablets through to be detected by the feeding chute.
- Collect the tablets that were detected and place them into a double polybag lined plastic container.
- Seal and label the container.
- Once operation is done, transfer and inspect the tablets.
- Change the “under process” label to “to be cleaned”.
- Ensure that the “to be cleaned” label is attached to the metal detector.
- Check that the power supply is off.
- Disassemble and clean the equipment with lint free cloth.
- Wash each part with raw water followed by 0.1% w/v Teepol solution.
- Wash the parts with raw water to remove the Teepol solution.
- Wash with purified water and send rinse water sample to the QA for removal of traces.
- Assemble the equipment back.
- Document the cleaning details in the cleaning log.
- Change the “to be cleaned” to “cleaned” label.