Real-Time Temperature and Humidity Monitoring System of An Industrial Oven

When your industrial oven requires a real-time temperature and humidity monitoring system, consider the innovative SCORPION® 2 Temperature Sensor Array from Reading Thermal.

Headquartered in Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania, the heat transfer experts at Reading Thermal have been studying, measuring, and understanding the commercial baking process for 25+ years. We manufacture and support the SCORPION® 2 Profiling System which is a standard in the baking industry.

Why Profiling is Important?

Products passing through a thermal process interact with the amount of moisture in the environment. Much of this moisture comes from the products themselves and represents a delicate balance that can affect finished products in many ways. Even using quality ingredients and handling the products carefully through the various stages of production are not enough to create a quality product unless the temperature and humidity of the oven are carefully monitored and regulated.

Oven Temperature Measurement

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 then travels through the oven with the product, yielding a precise picture of temperature from side-to-side and end-to-end.

There are 2 types of pluggable temperature sensors. One is an Air/Conveyor sensor that is designed to measure the surface temperature of the conveyor as well as the air temperature directly above the conveyor. This Sensor is designed for solid or tight mesh conveyors and measures air and band temperatures.

The other pluggable temperature sensor is an Air/Air sensor. It is designed to measure upper air temperature immediately above the conveyor, and lower air temperature of the air rising through the conveyor.  It is meant for open mesh conveyors.

Oven Humidity Measurement

The new SCORPION® Digital Humidity Sensor provides a better way to measure humidity in your oven, proofer, dryer, and cooling tunnel.

Its breakthrough design provides a more accurate and reliable way to measure the absolute moisture content of the thermal environment. The sensor contains a proprietary humidity sampling system with patent pending Anti-Saturation Technology™ that allows measurements in high temperature and very high dew point processes.

Mechanically, the Digital Humidity Sensor includes an Air Temperature sensor, two inputs for Product Core Temperature Measurement, and a proprietary humidity sampling system to measure Dew Point Temperature, Absolute Humidity, and Relative Humidity.

The Digital Humidity Sensor is engineered to be compatible with direct gas fired (DGF) ovens. Unlike oxygen sensor technology, which can be off by as much as 25% due to combustion gases in DGF ovens, the accuracy of the Digital Humidity Sensor remains the same regardless of the oven platform.

Interested in a real-time temperature and humidity monitoring system for your industrial bakery oven? Look no further than the state-of-the-art Reading Thermal SCORPION® 2 Profiling System. Contact us online or call us at (610) 678-5890 Ext. 2 to learn more about it.