Don’t ignore the performance of your commercial bakery ovens. The SCORPION® 2 Temperature Sensor Array from Reading Thermal provides the critical information you to understand and improve the processes that affect your products.
Located in Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania, Reading Thermal has measured the commercial baking process for over 25 years. We manufacture the SCORPION® 2 Profiling System and Data Logger, a standard in the baking industry that offers you an easy way to monitor actual oven in-process conditions.
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).
How to Measure Oven Temperature
The SCORPION® 2 Temperature Sensor Array is designed to measure temperature at product level, in fixed positions across the conveyor, and deliver 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:
- Type A: This Air/Conveyor sensor is designed to measure air temperature immediately above the conveyor, and the surface temperature of the conveyor itself. It is designed for solid or tight mesh conveyors. One thermocouple in each pair measures air temperature while the other is spring-loaded down onto the conveyor surface.
- Type B: This Air/Air sensor measures upper air temperature immediately above the conveyor, and the temperature of the lower air that is rising through the conveyor. It was created for open mesh conveyors. The upper and lower thermocouples are separated by a thin shield.
The sensor array is connected to the SCORPION® 2 Data Logging Measurement System and travels through the oven with the product, 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 will simplify the calculation of lethality and generate a comprehensive report that displays cumulative log reduction.
There are four essential oven baking parameters – temperature, air velocity, heat flux, and humidity – that are interconnected and work together to control the quality of your final products. Once you invest in the full-featured SCORPION® 2 Data Logger, you can add smart sensors at any time to explore the other oven variables.
Oven temperature has a significant impact on the quality and consistency of your products. The SCORPION® 2 Profiling System and Temperature Sensor Array from Reading Thermal will help you bake your products to perfection. Contact us online, or call us at (610) 678-5890 Ext. 2 for more details about our innovative products.