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Performance Qualification of Automatic Capsule Filling Machine

Performance Qualification of Automatic Capsule Filling Machine defines the test procedures, documentation, references, and acceptance criteria to establish that the performance of the equipment shall meet the predetermined acceptance criteria.

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SERIAL NO.ITEM DESCRIPTION
1.0PROTOCOL APPROVAL
2.0OVERVIEW:
2.1Objective
2.2Purpose
2.3Scope
2.4Responsibility
2.5Execution Team
3.0GENERAL CONSIDERATION/PREREQUISITE
4.0REVALIDATION CRITERIA
5.0PERFORMANCE QUALIFICATION PROCEDURE
5.1Methodology
6.0ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITION
7.0CAPSULES PARAMETERS
7.1In-process checks
7.2Uniformity of weight
8.0DEFICIENCY AND CORRECTIVE ACTION (S) REPORT (S)
9.0Annexure (s)
10.0PERFORMANCE QUALIFICATION FINAL REPORT
10.1Summary
10.2Conclusion
10.3Final report approval
1.0PROTOCOL APPROVAL:

This performance qualification protocol for the Automatic capsule filling machine has been reviewed and approved by the following persons:

FUNCTIONNAMEDEPARTMENTSIGNATUREDATE
PREPARED BY QUALITY ASSURANCE  
REVIEWED BY PRODUCTION  
REVIEWED BY QUALITY CONTROL  
APPROVED BY QUALITY ASSURANCE  
2.0OVERVIEW :
 2.1OBJECTIVE: 
 The objective of Automatic filling capsules PQ is to develop and execute, the document verification of all aspects of the equipment that can affect product quality. To make an impact assessment of the critical components of the equipment on the material To establish, check, and document the performance of equipment in the established/predetermined operating ranges. 
2.2PURPOSE: 
 The purpose of this protocol is to verify that the equipment produces the desired output. Performance qualification of the equipment is planned after successfully completing the installation Qualification and operational qualification of the automatic capsule-filling machine. The performance of the Automatic capsule-filling machine is verified by charging the hopper with the blend and verification of physical parameters of the tablets. The filled capsule was collected at different stocks and varying other parameters.
2.3SCOPE:
 The protocol shall define the test procedures, documentation, references, and acceptance criteria to establish that the performance of the equipment shall meet the predetermined acceptance criteria. The Scope of this protocol is limited to the performance qualification of the Automatic capsule filling machine at XYZ Pharmaceuticals, and the Capsule filling area. Once the performance qualification of the Automatic capsule filling machine has been completed successfully, the equipment shall be released for the production trial 
2.4RESPONSIBILITY: 
 The following shall be responsible;
Quality assurance officer/Executive  – For Preparation of Protocol /Execution.
Production Head – For execution support.
Quality Control head – To analyze the process.
Quality Assurance Head – For adequacy and final approval.
2.5EXECUTION TEAM:
 The execution team is responsible for the execution of performance qualification of Automatic capsule filling machine. The execution team comprises of:
DEPARTMENTDESIGNATIONNAMESIGNATUREDATE
PRODUCTION    
QUALITY CONTROL    
QUALITY ASSURANCE    
3.0GENERAL CONSIDERATION/PREREQUISITE:
3.1Approved SOP of the equipment shall be available.
3.2The impact analysis of the equipment shall be recorded in the summary sheet.
3.3The installation and operational qualification of the equipment shall be successfully completed before the execution of the performance qualification.
3.4All the deficiencies and discrepancies related to the equipment that affect the product quality and corrective action taken shall be recorded in the appropriate section of the protocol.
3.5The analytical test results and other reports related to the equipment shall be attached to the performance qualification of the equipment and finally verified.
3.6After completion of PQ activities, equipment shall be cleaned as per respective cleaning SOPs and released for manufacturing.
4.0REVALIDATION CRITERIA:
 The machine shall be revalidated if:
 There are any major changes, which affect the performance of the equipment.  After major changes in the components of the equipment. 
5.0PERFORMANCE QUALIFICATION PROCEDURE:
5.1METHODOLOGY: 
 The principle of the Automatic capsule-filling machine is to fill the capsule with a blend within the capsule specification limit and at a specified speed.
This machine can be used for filling of capsules at the desired weight so as to achieve post-filled capsule tests such as locking length, Appearance, and weight variation within permissible limits. Blend shall be charged to the hopper of the Automatic capsule filling machine with the help of a lifting & posting device. Filled capsules are collected in the SS IPC. The samples shall be collected at 60, 80, and 106 SPM.   

6.0 ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITION:

Temperature(Limit: 25 ± 20 C)Humidity (RH) (Limit: NMT 50 ± 5%)
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7.0 CAPSULE PARAMETERS:

Sr. No.ParametersIn-Process SpecificationsNo. of Capsules Req.
1AppearanceScarlet / Scarlet cap/body Empty hard gelatin capsules of size ‘2’100
2Weight of 20 filled  Capsules7.10 g ± 2 %(6.96  to 7.24 g)20
3Weight of 20 Empty capsules1.20 g ± 2 %(1.18  to 1.22 g)
4Uniformity of weight355 mg + 5.0 %30
5Locking length(17.2 to 18.0 mm)04

7.1 IN-PROCESS CHECKS:

At 60 SPM
DateTimeAppearance Locking length (17.2 to 18.0 mm)Average wt.Of filled 20 capsules DoneByCkd. By
          
          
          
At 80 SPM
DateTimeAppearance Locking length (17.2 to 18.0 mm)Average wt.Of filled 20 capsules DoneByCkd. By
          
          
          
At 106 SPM
DateTimeAppearance Locking length (17.2 to 18.0 mm)Average wt.Of filled 20 capsules DoneByCkd. By
          
          
          

7.2 UNIFORMITY OF WEIGHT:

Limit = none of the capsules should be deviated by ±7. 5 %

NMT 2 capsules should be deviated by ±10 %

UNIFORMITY OF WEIGHT avg, fill wt. Formula in capsules
 60 SPM 80 SPM 106 SPM 
Sr.No.Wt of Filled caps. in mgWt of empty caps. in mgFill wt of caps. In mgWt of Filled caps. in mgWt of empty caps. in mgFill wt of caps. In mgWt of Filled caps. in mgWt of empty caps. in mgFill wt of caps. In mg 
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Limit: ± 7.5 %—————–mg to ——————————–mg

Limit: ± 10 %—————–mg to ——————————–mg

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8.0DEFICIENCY AND CORRECTIVE ACTION(S) REPORT(S):
The following deficiency was verified and corrective actions were taken in consultation with the validation team.
Description of deficiency:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Corrective action(s) taken:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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9.0 Annexure (s):

Sr.No.Annexure No.Title of Annexure
   
   
   
   
   
10.0PERFORMANCE QUALIFICATION FINAL REPORT:
10.1SUMMARY:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
10.2CONCLUSION:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

10.3 FINAL REPORT APPROVAL:

Trial, It has been verified that all tests required by this report are completed, reconciled, and attached to this protocol or included in the qualification summary report. Verified that all amendments and discrepancies are documented, approved, and attached to this protocol.

The signature in the block below indicates that all items in this qualification report of the AF – 25 (Modal Name) Automatic Capsules filling machine have been reviewed and found to be acceptable and We have satisfactorily resolved all variations or discrepancies. The equipment can be taken for production (✅).

NAMEDESIGNATIONDEPARTMENTSIGNATUREDATE
  PRODUCTION  
  QUALITY CONTROL  
  QUALITY ASSURANCE  
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