INNOVATIVE DEVELOPMENT FOR PREMIUM OVENS: PRECISE TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENTS FOR THE PERFECT ROAST

Culinary treats in the home kitchen – the promise of modern home appliances is pleasant cooking in comfortable surroundings. A precise meat thermometer provides the information necessary to guarantee the perfect roast every time. Working for a premium line of ovens, Elektrosil developed an innovative add-on for efficient temperature measurement.

THE CHALLENGE

Elektrosil’s client – a reliable data provider for 62 baking programmes – wanted a precise roasting thermometer for a top-of-the-line oven model. The measuring rod needed to be heat resistant up to 250 degrees, safe for foodstuffs and suitable for microwave use. With above-average precision in temperature readings based on three measurement points, the thermometer impressively illustrates the client’s leading technology in first-rate household appliances.

THE SOLUTION

Elektrosil built an entirely new thermometer: a complete solution that consisted of a skewer, cable and a plug solution for the connection to the oven. Engineers designed a heat- and steam-resistant composite made from silicone for the cable coating, while the stereo plug was coated in a high-quality, emissions-free plastic. The two components, which employed different types of materials, were pieced together to form a single unit. The plug was sealed with a silicone coating against potential water ingress.

Elektrosil team’s adept choice of materials optimised the thermometer to ensure it met the challenging application: heat resistant up to 250 degrees and suitable for use with foodstuffs as per the standards of the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) and the US FDA. Even when it was accidentally left in the oven during its pyrolysis mode, it disintegrated with no pollutant emissions.

Microwave safety was achieved by shielding the measuring rod from electrical discharges of up to 25 amperes. Numerous individual test runs assessed the meat thermometer’s resilience and safety.

In particular, the client trusts the Elektrosil specialists to develop ideas, choose materials and use their excellent network of manufacturers.

Premium technology for a premium manufacturer: an oven thermometer with measurements at 3 points, resistant to high temperatures and harmless in pyrolysis mode

Premium ovens need very special features – such as high-precision temperature measurements in a competitive environment

ELEKTROSIL’S STRENGTHS

The team capitalised on their connection technology expertise and their first-class network of manufacturers when choosing materials. The engineers overcame challenges during the one-and-a-half-year development phase by applying their technical know-how and remaining very flexible. Resident engineering was used to shorten work processes and to fulfil the client’s wishes on a short timeframe.

The Elektrosil team’s experience collaborating with Asian manufacturers came to fruition perfectly during the project.

ADVANTAGES AND BENEFITS

With the measurement component, the client gained an important detail for their intelligent oven technology. The meat thermometer easily outperforms conventional applications and sensors in terms of the resistance of the materials and the precision of the measurements. The continuous, close collaboration between Elektrosil and the client also contributed significantly to the successful development process.

With a wealth of engineering passion and intelligence, Elektrosil developed an excellent measurement solution for an innovative oven series. This enabled the client to gain a favourable position over their competitors.

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YOUR CONTACT

Matthias Eckhardt

Product Manager Connection Technology

Tel: +49 40 84 00 01-503

Matthias.Eckhardt@elektrosil.com

Martin Bockholt

Product Manager Cooling Solutions & Drive Engineering

Tel: +49 40 84 00 01-26

Martin.Bockholt@elektrosil.com

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