An air flow logger as part of your baking process will help improve product consistency. The Reading Thermal SCORPION® 2 Profiling System enables you to monitor actual in-process conditions and get the important information you need to correct problems and maintain optimum process control.
The experts at Reading Thermal, a Reading Bakery Systems brand, have researched and investigated the commercial baking process for more than 25 years. The team developed and supports the SCORPION® 2 Profiling System and Data Logger, now an industry standard, that measures and maps essential baking parameters that affect the quality of your baked goods.
Why Profile Your Commercial Oven?
Oven profiling is important for product quality and consistency, for example:
- Air flow influences the coloration, texture, firmness, and baking time of the final product. Measuring oven air velocity with the SCORPION® 2 Air Velocity Sensor is crucial because airflow will influence the texture, firmness, coloration, and baking time of the final product. The profiles will help you spot airflow differences between baking zones and undesirable air currents at the entrance or exit of the oven that can cause inconsistent baking.
- Excessive heat will cause moisture to evaporate too quickly, and the dough to rise unevenly. It can also cause the bottoms of loaves to burn before the crusts brown correctly. Insufficient heat during baking can cause crusts to be brittle or dry, and can create products that are too light in color and structures that are too dense. Reading Thermal designed the SCORPION® 2 Temperature Sensor Arrayto measure temperature at product level, in fixed positions across the conveyor, and deliver a true representation of what your product is experiencing over time.
- High oven humidity can lighten the crust color of baked goods and prevent them from burning. Lower humidity typically results in crustier bread. Lack of humidity in a cracker oven cause excess blisters to develop, which burn easily, causing undesirable dark spots. The new SCORPION® 2 Digital Humidity Sensormeasures the absolute moisture content of the thermal environment in both heating and cooling processes.
- Excessive heat fluxes in industrial tunnel ovens can yield poor quality products in terms of color, texture, height, crust hardness, crumb moisture, and flavor. The SCORPION® 2 Heat Flux Sensor measures convective and radiant heat fluxes at product level and displays the results in Btu/hr·ft2 or W/m2.
By connecting our different smart sensors and sensor arrays to the SCORPION® 2 Data Logger and passing them through the oven with your products, the system can capture these four main baking parameters.
Eager to improve the consistency of your baked products? Take advantage of the innovative air flow logger and thermal profiling system from Reading Thermal. Contact us online, or call us at (610) 678-5890 Ext. 2 for more details about our innovative products.