Monitoring Oven Temperature in Commercial Bakeries

Temperature isn’t always uniform within an oven, resulting in cold spots and areas with excessively high heat, both of which contribute to whole batches that vary wildly in their quality. Consistency is the standard, and it’s the yardstick by which the quality of your bakery goods are measured. To ensure you’re able to consistently yield the best batches, day in and day out, you need to be monitoring oven temperature in commercial bakeries with precision and accuracy. 

Reading Thermal has been one of the industry-leading manufacturers of temperature monitoring technologies to maintain uniform oven temperatures in commercial bakeries since 1983. With its decades exploring the world of thermal imaging, Reading Thermal has crafted some of the most reliable and accurate devices available on the market today, ideal for creating precise thermal profiles across multiple ovens. With our modular SCORPION® 2 Profiling System, designed to be used throughout your entire baking process and compile real-time, actionable data, your bakers can make appropriate adjustments to fine-tune and maintain exact temperatures.

Creating a Comprehensive Thermal Profile

Oven temperature is heavily affected by a variety of factors, ranging from the age of equipment to the amount of ambient heat in a room – all factors that vary from one bakery to the next. To best measure temperature, bakers need to take into account the environment in which their goods are being cooked. All elements within a bakery impact the baking process, which needs to be monitored and adjusted to accommodate numerous intersecting variables.

The most direct and effective way to compile a comprehensive thermal profile is by examining the internal baking environments present in your commercial baking technologies, such as ovens, proofers, cooling tunnels, and so on. The baking process doesn’t involve baking, as your products still need to maintain a high level of quality through drying, cooling, and freezing applications.

There are a lot of moving parts that affect the overall oven temperature that require extensive and precise profiling. What you need is a modular and intuitive solution like Reading Thermal’s SCORPION® 2 Profiling System to yield, compile, and analyze the results.

Smart Sensor Technology

Reading Thermal manufactures and provides smart sensor technology that’s easy to install and use in a variety of applications. These monitoring solutions include:

Each of these sensors is specialized to ascertain certain key baking parameters within your oven, build a profile out of them that’s stored in our SCORPION® 2 Data Logger, and then be used to make informed adjustments based on real-time data.

SCORPION® 2 Data Logger

Where the Smart Sensors are designed to capture and gather data, our Data Logger is used to create comprehensive profiles using the given data. The Data Logger is capable of capturing data from up to 32 sensor/input channels as fast as 10 times per second; creating multiple thermal profiles so you don’t need to immediately download them to a separate computer after one use. It’s technology that’s designed to be easy to use, empowering line workers to intuitively understand how to use it with minimal training.

Monitoring oven temperature in commercial bakeries is challenging work without the right tools at your disposal. 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.