Oven Temperature Profiling Solutions for Commercial Bakeries

Oven temperature is one of the most critical components in ensuring consistent product quality. However, due to varying factors between different models of ovens manufactured by different providers, not every oven thermal profile will be identical across multiple lines. These differences create inconsistencies in the baking process, which can only be resolved when you have a firm understanding of the individual baking parameters and oven conditions of each commercial oven you use. The first step toward gaining that understanding is by using oven temperature profiling solutions for commercial bakeries.

At Reading Thermal, we have been creating profiling solutions for over 25 years, establishing our brand as an industry standard. Our SCORPION® 2 Profiling System utilizes a series of Smart Sensors designed to compile a complete thermal profile of your ovens, capturing accurate measurements of the four key baking parameters used in the baking process: Temperature, Humidity, Energy Transfer, and Airflow. These solutions are designed to be intuitive and easy to use, allowing line workers to quickly learn how to use them with minimal training without having to worry about overly complicated operations. Additionally, our systems also capture a range of additional data points to provide you with an even more detailed understanding of your oven parameters, allowing you to make the necessary adjustments in order to maintain consistent product quality.

The Four Key Baking Parameters

The role that temperature, humidity, heat flux, and air velocity play in the baking process is fundamental, and proper measurements of these parameters are essential for commercial bakeries to produce consistent product quality. Baking is a sensitive and precise practice, easily influenced by even minor variations in conditions, leading to baked products that are underbaked, burnt, dry, bloated, or tasteless.


Temperature is one of the most important factors in baking, as it directly affects the speed and timing of a wide range of chemical reactions. The SCORPION® 2 Temperature Sensor Array measures product level temperatures across your oven’s entire conveyor belt,  providing you with a comprehensive understanding of the thermal conditions within your ovens.


Bakeries require precise levels of humidity to produce consistent results. Too little humidity can dry out the product and lead to a shorter shelf life, while too much moisture can cause products to be undercooked or bloated. The SCORPION® 2 Digital Humidity Sensor accurately measures relative humidity levels in order to provide you with an understanding of the moisture content within your ovens.

Heat Flux

Heat flux is the rate at which heat is transferred into a product as it moves through the oven. The SCORPION® 2 Heat Flux Sensor measures heat transfer across your ovens’ conveyor belt and helps you identify hot and cold spots within your ovens. By utilizing this precise data, you can adjust baking times to ensure that each product is cooked evenly.

Air Velocity

The speed at which air moves through an oven plays a significant role in the quality of a final product. The SCORPION® 2 Digital Air Velocity Sensor Array measures the speed of air as it passes through the oven, providing a detailed understanding of how air is moving within your ovens. By knowing this information, you can adjust fan speeds and other baking parameters to ensure that air moves in the way you intend it to.

Reading Thermal’s SCORPION® 2 Profiling System provides everything you need for oven temperature profiling solutions for commercial bakeries. 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.