Determining Optimal Baking Conditions for Bread

Baking the perfect loaf of bread requires more than just a set of precise measurements and ingredients – it also involves understanding the optimal baking conditions to ensure that your result is consistently delicious. While mastering these elements can seem daunting, having insight into the different factors influencing how a final product turns out will soon become second nature with enough practice. Not every oven will be capable of producing the best quality goods at all times. To produce consistent results, you need complete visibility and control over specifics such as oven temperature, humidity levels, heat flux transfer, steam injection systems, and air velocity. When determining the optimal baking conditions for bread, you need a reliable system capable of delivering comprehensive, precise data on all baking parameters across all your production lines.

This is where Reading Thermal can help. Our SCORPION® 2 Profiling System provides a comprehensive, real-time thermal profile of your ovens and related equipment, allowing you to accurately determine the proper settings and conditions to achieve consistent results every time. By combining advanced data acquisition systems with innovative software, Reading Thermal’s solutions allow you to measure all relevant baking parameters, such as temperature, humidity, heat flux transfer, and air velocity for each product. This information can be used to identify issues with baking processes and make necessary adjustments to optimize performance. With our solutions in place, you can rest assured that your ovens always operate at the highest possible level – ensuring consistently delicious baked goods from batch to batch. 

Creating an Accurate, Comprehensive Thermal Profile

Thermal profiles are essential for any baker looking to achieve consistent results. By recording the internal temperature of baked goods during the baking cycle and accounting for key baking parameters, bakeries can consistently replicate the desired oven conditions for producing superior-quality baked goods.

Reading Thermal’s solutions combine hardware and software to provide you with the most comprehensive thermal profile available. Our advanced SCORPION® 2 Profiling System uses a combination of Smart Sensors and a robust data logger to deliver the most accurate profiles of your oven environment you could need.

Data Logger

As the core of our Profiling System, the SCORPION® 2 Data Logger is responsible for collecting and recording data from your ovens. This device’s powerful processor allows it to quickly collect and transfer large amounts of data with each measurement cycle, creating multiple profiles for later review.

Heat Flux Sensor

The SCORPION® 2 Heat Flux Sensor measures the heat transfer rate through your oven walls and ceilings, providing an accurate picture of how efficiently your ovens are working. This critical data ensures that temperature settings are always within optimal parameters.

Digital Humidity Sensor

Our Humidity Sensor allows you to accurately measure and monitor the humidity levels in your oven, helping you to ensure that products are not under or over-hydrated during baking.

Air Velocity Sensor

The Air Velocity Sensor measures air velocity within the oven environment. This data can be used to adjust settings for proper airflow, helping you to achieve precise temperature control for each product.

Temperature Sensor Array

Our Temperature Sensor Array allows you to measure and monitor temperatures throughout the oven environment. This system helps you ensure that all products are cooked evenly, with no hot or cold spots.

The culmination of the data gained through the SCORPION® 2 Profiling System is essential for determining the optimal baking conditions for bread. If you’re interested in our services, call us at (610) 678-5890 Ext. 2, or contact us online for more details about our innovative products.