Baking for a Better Tomorrow: RBS Electric Ovens & Other Sustainable Oven Designs

Sustainability is a big initiative at RBS, and our efforts specifically around Ovens make RBS not only the industry leader in oven technology, but also the industry leader in sustainable baking solutions.

One of our key goals is to reduce harmful emissions and conserve energy.  Our equipment runs for many years, so it is important for us to provide solutions today to meet the guidelines of the future.

We see a hydrogen blend and electric power as alternative fuel solutions.  We have tested and implemented these solutions to see the results. While hydrogen is a clean energy as an end user solution, electric oven power is likely to be the best long-term solution. 

Beyond the energy source of the ovens, our newest oven designs reduce costs, conserve energy, and minimize emissions.  Better oven insulation minimizes the conductive heat paths from the interior of the oven to the exterior.  Lighter weight oven belting also helps conserve energy.  We also offer items like heat reclaim systems that can assist by re-heating the oven make-up air.

“RBS offers sustainable ovens that reduce energy, eliminate greenhouse gases and are easy to operate. We will continue to focus on improving our oven designs in each of these categories as we move forward.”

Electric Convection  and Emithermic Ovens 

For full electric baking, RBS offers an electric version penthouse for our convection style and Emithermic ovens.  We’ve been integrating electric heating into our processes for the last 20 years.  On existing RBS ovens, there is an opportunity to exchange the gas penthouse with an electric penthouse.  This would only involve a new penthouse and the electrical control panel.  Customers may visit the RBS Science & Innovation Center to test our electric convection ovens.

In addition to that, we also offer electric radiant elements to be added into any style of our ovens.  The radiant elements are used mostly in the application of applying toast points or coloration to the product prior to exiting of the oven. 

Emithermic XE Ovens: The Future of Cracker Baking 

DGF cracker ovens are costly, difficult to maintain and often deliver an uneven bake to the product. These problems come from the large number of ribbon burners down the entire length of the oven (up to 300 feet long) that must be maintained and adjusted to deliver consistent heat.

The new Emithermic XE Oven builds on our original Emithermic oven design that utilizes Thermatec high radiant panels and convection baking, with the addition of electric radiant elements, eliminating the need for the gas burners. The Thermatec panels and electric heaters deliver a more balanced heat to the product, and impart the high radiant energy required to develop the flavor and texture of the crackers. For greater flexibility and control, the Emithermic XE oven includes a humidity-controlled product zone. Additionally, maintenance is simplified, as electric oven components are easily replaced, eliminating costly downtime replacing, cleaning and tuning gas burners.