Biscuits, crackers, bread, buns, cakes, scones, croissants, and donuts – the baking industry is renowned for its variety and complexity of foodstuffs. It’s also renowned for the delicacy of its products, affected by even the slightest variations in temperature, air velocity, humidity, or heat flux. Creating consistent results across multiple lines and ovens baking numerous different goods is nearly impossible without a reliable means of compiling data about the conditions of your commercial ovens and their baking processes. A high-temperature heat flux data logger provides the best solution, helping you monitor and adjust your ovens to create optimum conditions.
The SCORPION® 2 Data Logger, combined with the SCORPION® 2 Heat Flux Sensor, is one of the leading reasons Reading Thermal has become a staple name in the baking industry. Headquartered in Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania, our expertise with the commercial baking process as a result of 25 years of studying, measuring, and understanding has culminated in our state-of-the-art products becoming industry standard resources.
Why an Accurate Heat Flux Measurement Matters
The baking business only cares about creating products people want to buy. Bread can look the part, but if it lacks the right flavor, texture, volume, or any other aspect that matters to the consumer, there’s no value in it. The intricacies of the baking process matter more than in any other industry because baking is so stringent on perfect products with little to no margin for error.
To incentivize people to buy your product, you need uniformity. How else can customers be confident they’ll get a consistent experience, whether buying at the local grocery store or ordering online? As is often said of coffee – if it comes out better on one day than another, nobody wins, and nobody buys it again.
The key to baking consistently good food is heat flux measurement. Heat flux refers to the amount of heat transferred per unit area over time through a surface. This is measured as Watts/square meter (W/m²) or BTUH 1 square foot (BTUH/ft2). You already know how vital temperature measurement is for baking, but heat flux adds another dimension. Temperature alone does not provide a complete picture of what’s happening during your baking process. Heat flux can tell you how that temperature is applied to different areas of a product and how it affects it over time. This crucial data can help you adjust ovens for optimal results: by maintaining consistent temperatures in the same areas, products will become much more uniform.
The SCORPION® 2 Data Logger
Reading Thermal created the SCORPION® 2 Data Logger with commercial bakers in mind. The SCORPION® 2 is easy to use and features an intuitive interface that simplifies the data collection process for seamless integration for creating multiple thermal profiles without refreshing the device. It can capture data from up to 32 sensor/input channels as fast as ten times per second, offering an easy way to track multiple points simultaneously. This makes it simple for even new bakers to monitor their baking process accurately with little effort or training.
Effectively managing your baking process begins and ends with utilizing a high-temperature heat flux data logger to its full capabilities. Reading Thermal can help with that. 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.