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Exploring new possibilities for innovation

P&G’s Global Center of Excellence for Devices is home to a broad range of scientists and engineers, including mathematicians, physicists, chemists, biologists, doctors and nutritionists, electrical and micro-mechanical engineers and materials scientists.

In their search for innovative new products, particularly in R&D state-of-the-art facilities and technologies are used, for example: Assembly line for the Silk-épil epilators cylinders

High-speed camera:
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.

Vibrometer:
Images motor oscillations to eliminate unpleasant vibrations.

The 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 Devices.