Profiling large Bread & Bun ovens like BakeTech, AMF and Turkington presents additional challenges regarding the placement of the SCORPION® 2 Equipment in the oven. Unlike biscuit and cracker tunnel ovens, where the SCORPION® 2 simply rides on the conveyor, bread & bun ovens require a specialized carrier. Placement is critical in order to produce accurate and repeatable data collection. Additionally, long bake times and the need to produce the Bake Cycle S-Curve have lead Reading Thermal to design a set of solutions for the Bread & Bun Baker.
The Temp+Airflow Sensor Array is designed to simultaneously profile temperature and airflow across the width of large tray and grid conveyor ovens. The sensor array contains 9 Temp+Airflow sensors spaced evenly across the length of an aluminum bar. The array comes in 3 sizes to match the most popular bread oven conveyor widths. For easy transportation, the array folds to fit in a 1.4m (54″) long case.
This dual probe unit is placed under the bread or bun dough simultaneously capturing the pan/dough interface temperature and the dough core temperature. The copper spade is pressed against the pan, by the weight of the dough, measuring the critical pan/dough interface temperature. The vertical stainless steel probe penetrates the dough, to a fixed distance from the pan (1″ to 3″ in 0.25″ increments), measuring the dough core temperature used to produce the Bake Cycle S-Curve. The Pan+Dough Probe provides accurate repeatable results unattainable with hand-placed thermocouples. It connects to the Temperature Interface device which can accommodate 5 dual probes.
Bakers rely on Bake Cycle S-Curve Analysis to optimize the baking profile. This analysis provides critical insight needed to make adjustments to ingredients, bake time, and zone temperature settings. SCORPION® Software Version 8 (SV8) automatically calculates the three key S-Curve data points: Yeast Kill, Gelatinization and Arrival.
Tray Style Carrier for SCORPION® 2 Equipment provides easy loading and unloading on endless conveyors. The carrier, with SCORPION® 2, is inserted into the product flow replacing a bread or bun pan. Stainless Steel Magnetic Base Tray 406mm (16″) wide x 356mm (14″) long x 51mm (2″) high accommodates all SCORPION® 2 Equipment.
Basket Style Carrier for SCORPION® 2 Equipment provides easy loading and unloading on tray and grid conveyors. The carrier, with SCORPION® 2, is inserted into the product flow replacing a bread or bun pan. Stainless Steel Wire Frame Basket 381mm (15″) wide x 635mm (25″) long x 90mm (3.5″) high accommodates all SCORPION® 2 Equipment.