Temperature Recorder for Industrial Ovens

The innovative SCORPION® 2 Temperature Sensor Array from Reading Thermal is an exceptional temperature profiler and recorder for your industrial ovens.

Reading Thermal, a Reading Bakery brand, has been focused on measuring and understanding the commercial baking process for more than 25 years. Connecting our different smart sensors and sensor arrays to the SCORPION® 2 Data Logger and passing them through the oven with your product enables the system to capture the four main baking parameters: temperature (including the temperature of both the air and the oven belt surface), heat flux (energy transfer), humidity, and airflow (velocity).

Why Temperature Profiling is Important

The quality of your finished products will depend 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
  • Greater productivity
  • Reduction of energy consumption and costs
  • Improved process repeatability
  • Fast troubleshooting

Our Temperature Sensor Array

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.

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. 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.

A Temperature Interface allows ten external thermocouples to be connected to the SCORPION® 2 Data Logger. These thermocouples can be user supplied Type T with subminiature or standard male connectors. Product Probes are commonly used to measure the core temperature of a product as it travels through a process.

The Temperature Interface also serves as the mounting point for a Magnetic Temperature Sensor Array, which is intended for customers who want fixed sensor repeatability for bulk air temperature measurements.

Next Steps

When you need a temperature recorder for your industrial ovens, consider the innovative SCORPION® 2 Profiling System from Reading Thermal with sensors that can help you achieve excellent results. Call our headquarters in Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania at (610) 678-5890 Ext. 2, or contact us online to learn more about our innovative products.