Operation of Lifter machine

Operation of Lifter machine


  • To lay down a procedure for the Operation of Lifter machine.


  • This SOP is applicable for Operation of Lifter machine to warehouse of formulation plant


  • Operator / Technician – For Operation of Lifter machine.
  • Warehouse personnel– To maintain proper functioning of the equipment & procedure as per the SOP.


  • Warehouse Department In charge & QA Head shall be accountable for implementation of this SOP.

Abbreviations and Definitions

  • QA                              :            Quality Assurance
  • WH                             :            Warehouse
  • RM                              :            Raw Material
  • SOP                             :            Standard Operating Procedure


Lifter machine


  • The Warehouse Executive / Officer shall visually inspect the machine and room for cleanliness. Ensure that the area and equipment are free from remains of previous batch or product.
  • Remove the “CLEANED” label from the machine.
  • Affix the “EQUIPMENT STATUS” label on the machine.
  • Put on the power supply of the Machine till full charging of machine battery.
  • After completion the charging of machine battery switch off the main power supply.
  • After using the Lifter machine, switch ‘OFF’ the mains.
  • Remove “EQUIPMENT STATUS” label and affix “TO BE CLEANED” label.


  • Ensure the cleanliness of the Lifter machine before use removes “CLEANED” label and Affix. “EQUIPMENT STATUS” Label to the machine.
  • Put ‘ON’ the mains of the Lifter machine by turning the knob on the right.
  • The numbering light will glow on the display panel.
  • Bring the Lifter machine finger / pan of the required height of the machine by pressing up or down gear key.
  • Position the finger / pan out let on top side by tilting clockwise or anti clockwise which is required.

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  • Take the finger / pan down slowly till it slightly rest on the material pallets by ‘Down’ key.
  • Stop the Lifter machine through stopper lever provided in the right corner of machine and lift the finger / pan by pressing up key to a required height.
  • Put “OFF” the mains of the Lifter machine by turning the mains on the left side.
  • Affix “TO BE CLEANED” status label on the tippler
  • Switch “OFF” the mains of the machine..


Forms and Records (Annexures)

  • Not Applicable.


  • Master copy                  –            Quality Assurance
  • Controlled copies          –            Quality Assurance, Raw Material Store.


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