Oven Temperature Data Logging Systems

When your industrial oven calls for temperature monitoring, consider the state-of-the-art SCORPION® 2 Data Logging Systems from Reading Thermal.

The heat transfer experts at Reading Thermal, headquartered in Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania, have studied and measured the commercial baking process for more than 25 years. We manufacture and support the SCORPION® 2 Profiling System, a baking industry standard.

The SCORPION® 2 Data Logger is the “brain” of the profiling system. It captures and stores profile data from the Smart Sensors that can be downloaded to a computer for display and analysis. It can capture data from up to 32 sensor/input channels as fast as 10 times per second and can be saved until the user chooses to delete them.

Why Temperature Profiling is Important?

Product level temperature throughout an oven can make the difference between optimum quality and throughput – and wasteful, under-baked, or burnt product. The process of fermentation, product swelling, moisture evaporation, flavor development, and surface coloring are all time and temperature dependent. For example:

  • Too little heat can cause crusts to be brittle or dry,
  • Too little heat can create products that are too light in color.
  • Too little heat can create a structure that is too dense.
  • Excess heat can cause the bottoms of the loaves to burn before the crusts brown correctly.
  • Excess heat causes moisture to evaporate too rapidly and the dough to rise unevenly.

If you produce bread, artisan bread, buns, rolls. biscuits, cakes, or other bread products, you understand that several stages of the process are temperature-dependent, including oven-spring, drying/dehydration, and color formation.

How to Measure Oven Temperature

The Reading Thermal 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.

The sensor array is connected to the SCORPION® 2 Data Logger and travels through the oven with your product(s), 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 lethality calculation 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 and products while also meeting food safety standards.

If you are evaluating oven temperature data logging systems, look no further than the state-of-the-art Reading Thermal SCORPION® 2 Profiling System and our exceptional sensors and sensor arrays. Contact us online, or call (610) 678-5890 Ext. 2 to explore our line of innovative products.