In their search for
innovative new products, particularly in R&D state-of-the-art
facilities and technologies are used, for example:
Takes up to 120,000 frames per second for detailed imaging of processes that occur in a fraction of a second.
Scanning electron microscope:
Used to examine materials and organic structures, enabling scientists, for example, to study cutting edges in the nano range.
Laser measuring device:
Measures parameters such as skin irritation after shaving.
Acoustic laboratory with camera for sound waves:
Monitors and programs appliance vibrations to ensure that the sound finds consumer acceptance.
Magnetic field simulator:
Helps scientists build smaller, higher-performing motors.
Images motor oscillations to eliminate unpleasant vibrations.
specialists of P&G’s Global Center of Excellence for Devices also
create and program the microchips, e.g. ASICs (Application-specific
Integrated Circuits) or microcontrollers which today boost the
user-friendliness of even the smallest devices.
The Engineering Department develops highly efficient production
techniques. The electro-engineers, micro-mechanical engineers, materials
scientists, plastics technicians, industrial mechanics, process
engineers, mechanical engineers and automation technicians rise to even
the most complex challenges! For example, the entire assembly line for
the Braun Silk-épil epilator cylinders was developed in Kronberg. Today,
24 stations mount 92 parts in 4 seconds – an incredible output!
Finally, more than 8,000 inventions patented by Braun testify to the
enormous creativity of P&G’s Global Center of Excellence for