Don’t ignore the performance of your industrial bakery oven. Consider the SCORPION® 2 Digital Humidity Sensor from Reading Thermal, as well as our other sensors and sensor arrays. With the right amount of moisture, your products will bake efficiently.
Reading Thermal, headquartered in Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania, has been studying and measuring the commercial baking process for more than 25 years. We manufacture and support the SCORPION® 2 Digital Humidity Sensor which has become a standard in the baking industry.
Our Digital Humidity Sensor is designed to measure the moisture content of the thermal environment in both heating and cooling processes. The sensor travels through the oven with the product, yielding a precise profile of moisture it experiences.
How Humidity Affects Your Products
Products interact with the amount of moisture in the environment as they pass through the thermal process. This moisture often comes from the product itself and represents a delicate balance affecting finished product quality in many ways. For example:
- High oven humidity can increase the volume of your baked goods by keeping the moisture locked inside instead of evaporating.
- Humid air more efficiently transfers heat to products and cooks them more rapidly.
- High oven humidity can lighten the crust color of baked goods.
- Reducing evaporation can keep the surface of cookies moist, allowing them to stretch and preventing cracks.
- Some products must maintain surface condensation to produce a concentrated sugar solution that gives the surface a glaze.
- The amount of moisture left in products after baking can impact their shelf life.
- The amount of moisture in a finished product can directly affect breakage during the packaging process.
Our Digital Humidity Sensor provides an excellent way to measure humidity in your oven, proofer, dryer- and cooling tunnel. The breakthrough design offers a more accurate and reliable way of measuring the total moisture content of the thermal environment. The sensor uses a proprietary humidity sampling system with patent-pending Anti-Saturation Technology™ that allows measurements in high temperature and very high dew point processes.
Mechanically, the humidity sensor has a high-temperature moisture sensor, a low-temperature moisture sensor, and a bulk air or dry bulb temperature sensor. The humidity sensor documents the relationship between oven moisture and finished product moisture in ovens. In Cooling Tunnels, it can monitor dew point temperature to prevent condensation on the product surface.
The humidity in your bakery oven can have a major impact on the quality and consistency of your products. The SCORPION® 2 Profiling System with Digital Humidity recorders from Reading Thermal can help you bake to perfection. Contact us online, or call our headquarters in Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania at (610) 678-5890 Ext. 2 to learn more about our innovative products.