Line Clearance

Revolutionize Your Production: Streamlining Line Changeover in Manufacturing


Manufacturing industries are constantly evolving, with new products being introduced, old ones being discontinued, and production schedules being adjusted. Amidst these changes, line changeovers – the process of transitioning from one product to another – can be a significant challenge. However, with the right tools and techniques, line changeovers can be streamlined, reducing downtime, improving efficiency, and enhancing product quality. One such tool is FAT FINGER, a digital workflow procedure builder that empowers front-line teams to do their work correctly every time.


FAT FINGER is a game-changer for manufacturing industries. It allows you to build checklists, workflows, and digital procedures that unlock operational excellence. With features like Drag & Drop Workflow Builder, Mobile & Desktop Workflows, Dashboards, Integrations, Augmented Reality, Connect IoT Devices, and Artificial Intelligence Coaching, FAT FINGER facilitates seamless line changeovers, ensuring that your production line is always ready to resume production.

Line Changeover and FAT FINGER

line changeover checklist on FAT FINGER

Line Changeover, also known as line clearance, is the process of verifying that all Line Changeover activities have been completed and that the line is ready to resume production. The benefits of line clearance include reduced downtime, improved line efficiency, and increased product quality. Here’s what a Production Manager has to say about using FAT FINGER: “FAT FINGER is a game changer for our production line clearance process. We can now streamline our production lines with confidence knowing that everything is right at our fingertips.”

3 Steps Involved During Line Clearance Procedures

  1. Clearing the line: This involves removing all products from the line and ensuring that no product remains in any of the line equipment. This step is essential to prevent cross-contamination of products.
  2. Cleaning the line: This involves sanitizing all surfaces that will come into contact with the product. This step is essential to prevent bacteria from contaminating products. It also involves removing all product build-up and debris from the line.
  3. Inspection: This is conducted to ensure that the line is clear and clean and that all equipment is in good working order. All moving parts should be lubricated, and all electrical connections should be secure. After inspection, the line is restarted, and production can resume.

By following these steps, manufacturers can prevent contamination and ensure quality products. With FAT FINGER, your Line Changeover process becomes as smooth as possible.

The Power of a Digital Line Clearance Checklist

In modern manufacturing, line clearance is an essential part of quality control. By using a digital line clearance checklist, manufacturers can streamline the process and reduce the chances of human error. A CXV Global survey of 30 pharmaceutical professionals found that 100% of respondents had experienced a line clearance error in the past year, and 96% said their current line clearance process takes more than 60 minutes.

With FAT FINGER, all the necessary information is stored in one place, and anyone on the production line can quickly access it. Remarks, corrective actions, and photos collected during line clearance can be added to the workflow. Reports can be generated on-site and sent to relevant stakeholders via email, PDF, or web link. Tasks can be assigned and your clearance line inspection scheduled directly from the app. This ensures everyone is on the same page and no one misses a beat.


Streamlining line changeovers in manufacturing is crucial for reducing downtime, improving efficiency, and enhancing product quality. With FAT FINGER, you can clear your production line with confidence, knowing that you have everything you need right at your fingertips. So why wait? Get started today!

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