Reading Thermal, a Reading Bakery Systems brand headquartered in Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania, is a leader in temperature data logging systems for industrial ovens.
We have researched and measured the commercial baking process for more than 25 years. We manufacture and support the SCORPION® 2 Profiling System, a baking industry standard.
With the SCORPION® 2 Profiling System, you will be able to monitor actual in-process conditions and get the critical information you need to correct problems and maintain optimum process control. This powerful diagnostic tool is valued by commercial bakeries around the world for understanding and improving bakery proofing, baking, cooling and freezing processes, and for FSMA kill-step validation.
Why Temperature Profiling is Crucial
The quality of your finished products depends upon the performance of your oven. While you may know a lot about every other step in your manufacturing operation, do you know what is happening inside your oven?
The characteristics of baked goods are determined by the amount and type of heat applied to them during the baking process, and every oven bakes differently. Temperature profiling provides you with reliable data that will help you optimize your process, prove process control, and make corrections when required.
The benefits include:
- Better control over product quality
- Better control over product consistency
- Increased productivity
- Reduction of energy consumption and costs
- Improved process repeatability
- Quick troubleshooting
Reading Thermal’s Innovative Solution
The Reading Thermal SCORPION® 2 Temperature Sensor Array measures temperature at product level, in fixed positions across the conveyor, and delivers a true representation of what your product is experiencing over time.
The sensor array is connected to the SCORPION® 2 Profiling System and Data Logger and travels through the oven with the product (with the oven under full load), producing an exact picture of temperature from side-to-side and end-to-end.
There are 2 types of pluggable temperature sensors. An Air/Conveyor sensor is designed for solid or tight mesh conveyors and measures air and band temperatures. An Air/Air sensor is meant for open mesh conveyors and is designed to measure upper air temperature immediately above the conveyor, and lower air temperature of the air rising through the conveyor.
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.
Product-core-temperature measurements can also be made simultaneously via the product probe inputs on the sensor array. This can be the difference between excellent quality and an under-baked or burnt product.
Our state-of-the-art profiling system also provides an easy way to validate your kill step for food safety and FSMA compliance.
When you need a state-of-the-art temperature data logging system for your industrial ovens, Reading Thermal’s SCORPION® 2 Profiling System and digital meters offer you the easiest way to monitor actual in-process oven conditions. Contact us online or call us at (610) 678-5890 Ext. 2 to learn more about them.