Herrmann Ultraschalltechnik GmbH & Co. KG has announced an expansion of its headquarters in Karlsbad and introduced a line of ultrasonic welding machines called Medialog.
The welders are designed for medical-device manufacturers and other plastic assembly applications that have special requirements.
Herrmann designed the Medialog machines with a smooth finish and clean room-friendly surfaces to meet lower particle requirements. Incoming air is filtered, and the exhaust air is collected and can be directed through the existing ventilation system.
Medialog welding machines come in two sizes with power up to 5,000 watts. It has welding frequencies of 20, 30 or 35 kilohertz.
The machines also come with a special operator interface, dubbed the FDA System Component, that meets guidelines of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
For the expansion, Herrmann Ultraschalltechnik is investing about 6 million euros (US$9 million) to add a 48,459 square feet of production, research-and-development and office space. It will nearly double the size of its existing plant in Karlsbad.
Construction should be completed by the spring.
In other news, Herrmann recently shared the German Packaging Award from the German Packaging Institute. The award was presented in Nuremberg, Germany, to Herrmann, and to Huhtamaki Ronsberg of Ronsberg, Germany. The companies worked together to develop the Drinkbax, a standup pouch designed to look like a normal aluminum can.
The company's U.S. unit, Herrmann Ultrasonics Inc., is in Schaumburg, Ill.
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