A temperature recorder will help you achieve maximum food safety compliance and measure key baking parameters. Investment in an industrial oven profiling system from Reading Thermal is an excellent solution.
Headquartered in Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania, the heat transfer experts at Reading Thermal have been studying, measuring, and understanding the commercial baking process for over 25 years. We manufacture and support the SCORPION® 2 Profiling System which is a standard in the baking industry.
Why Thermal Profiling is Important
The characteristics of baked goods are defined by the type and amount heat applied to them during the baking process, and all ovens bake differently. The ability to analyze and control the differences is critical in understanding what is happening inside the oven and how your finished products will be affected.
Oven temperatures cause physical and chemical reactions in dough/batter. Temperatures that are too low or too high can lead to undesirable changes in fermentation and humidity levels as well as in surface coloring, texture and flavor.
If you manufacture bread, biscuits, rolls, hamburger buns, cakes, or other bread products, you know that insufficient heat can result in crust color that is too light and cause the product structure to be too compact, resulting in a heavy and unappealing loaf. Excessive heat, on the other hand, can cause the bottoms of loaves to burn before the crusts brown properly, create a surface color that is too dark, and cause the product to rise unevenly.
The benefits of thermal profiling include:
- Quick troubleshooting
- Better product quality, texture and shelf life
- Greater productivity
- Lower energy costs
- Helps ensure food safety and FSMA compliance
- Efficient development of new processes
How to Measure Oven Temperature
Reading Thermal designed the SCORPION® 2 Temperature Sensor Array to measure temperature at product level, in fixed positions across the conveyor, and deliver 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.
The sensor array is connected to the SCORPION® 2 Data Logging Measurement System and travels through the oven with the product, yielding a precise picture of temperature from side-to-side and end-to-end.
After gathering the data, the SCORPION® Software (SV8) Food Safety Module simplifies the calculation of lethality and generates a comprehensive report that displays cumulative log reduction. By combining this ease of measurement with robust data capture, the SCORPION® 2 Profiling System makes it simple to optimize your process and products while meeting food safety standards.
If you are interested in a temperature recorder for your industrial bakery oven, look no further than the state-of-the-art Reading Thermal SCORPION® 2 Profiling System and our different sensors and sensor arrays. Call our headquarters in Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania at (610) 678-5890 Ext. 2, or contact us online to learn more about our innovative products.