As you evaluate your industrial bakery equipment needs, consider how you plan to monitor the quality and safety of your food products. The SCORPION® 2 Profiling System from Reading Thermal can help.
Reading Thermal, a Reading Bakery Systems brand located in Sinking Spring, PA, has manufactured and supported the SCORPION® 2 Profiling System, which measures and maps the key baking parameters of temperature, air velocity, heat flux and humidity, for over 25 years.
It is a powerful diagnostic tool that has become an industry standard for understanding and improving bakery proofing, baking, cooling and freezing processes, and for FSMA kill-step validation.
This state-of-the-art profiling system enables you to monitor actual in-process conditions and get the critical information you need to correct any problems and maintain optimum process control.
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If you produce bread, artisan bread, rolls, hamburger buns, cakes, biscuits, or other bread products, you know that several stages are temperature-dependent, such as oven-spring, drying/dehydration, and color formation. Too much heat coming from one direction in the oven can cause the bottoms of the loaves to burn before the crusts brown properly.
Reading Thermal’s Pan+Dough Probe consists of a copper plate that is put into the pan and remains fixed at the same single point during the entire passage through the oven. It simultaneously captures the pan/dough interface temperature and the dough core temperature. 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.
For other baked goods, such as cookies, crackers, pretzels, pizzas, pastries, and similar products, our SCORPION® 2 Temperature Sensor Array is designed to measure temperature at product level, in fixed positions across the conveyor, and delivers a true representation of what your product is experiencing over time. Different types of pluggable sensors are available, including one designed for solid or tight mesh conveyors and one for open mesh conveyors.
After gathering the data, the SCORPION® Software (SV8) Food Safety Module makes it easy to calculate lethality and then generates a comprehensive report displaying cumulative log reduction. By combining this ease of measurement with robust data capture, the SCORPION® 2 System makes it simple to optimize your process while meeting food safety standards.
One major advantage of investing in the SCORPION® 2 System is that you can add smart sensors to explore more oven variables than just temperature, and earn far greater value from your investment.
For example, bakeries around the world rely on the SCORPION® 2 Humidity Sensor, which measures the absolute moisture content of the thermal environment in both heating and cooling processes. And oven air velocity can be measured and recorded by adding the SCORPION® 2 Air Velocity Sensor.
With the help of Reading Thermal industrial bakery equipment, your products will bake to perfection and comply with FSMA kill-step validation requirements. Contact us online, or call us at (610) 678-5890 Ext. 2 to learn more.