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New Digital Air Velocity Sensor Array from Reading Thermal

Reading Thermal released a new SCORPION® 2 Digital Air Velocity Sensor Array that offers improved accuracy, expanded temperature performance and extended battery life. It delivers a precise picture of airflow patterns inside an oven, dryer or cooling tunnel, from side-to-side and end-to-end, Reading Bakery Systems (RBS) explained in an announcement.

The new SCORPION® 2 uses the latest thin-film platinum RTD chips, not manually-wound wire anemometers, which minimizes sensor-to-sensor variation while maximizing repeatability and consistency. These new, smaller chips are lighter than previous elements resulting in a 37% improvement in response times. The redesigned circuitry also improves battery life by as much as 91% when connected, collecting data with a 1.2m Air Velocity Array.

Dedicated 24-bit A-D converters eliminate the inaccuracies of analog conversion and proprietary Smart Temperature Compensation self-adjusts for varying process temperatures. Together, these improvements lead to a 36% increase in accuracy at 300ºF versus other air velocity sensors, the company details.

“Our new Digital Air Velocity Sensor sets the industry benchmark for accuracy, consistency and repeatability. Using the latest digital technology means better response times, higher accuracy, wider operating conditions and extended battery life – giving bakers the best equipment for maximizing oven performance,” said Andrew Rosenthal, General Manager, Reading Thermal.

The new Digital Air Velocity Sensor Array will be on display at IBIE 2022 (RBS booth #3425) and is available for testing at the RBS Science & Innovation Center.

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