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Inauguration of new Ultrasonic Campus
Focus on Sustainability

Four new ultrasound laboratories, a lean-optimized production and multifunctional working environments in administration on a total area of 18,400 m² - 22 million euros have been invested by Herrmann Ultraschalltechnik GmbH & Co. KG in the expansion of the headquarters in Karlsbad-Ittersbach. By 2021, 180 new jobs are to be created.

Generous funding for industrial ultrasound R&D
Awarded to university institute in Freiburg

"Fate has dealt us a good hand and we want to give something back" say Walter and Ingeborg Herrmann.

Seven steps to a good weld result
Experience our action parcours at Fakuma

Ultrasonic welding works best with qualified consultation and individual customer support.

Ultrasonic sealing - focus pharmaceuticals
Pharma sachets

Producing pharma sachets for demanding products at fast cycle rates


Bee protection day
WIN!Project 2018

WIN! Project 2018 successfully started: 5 bee hotels built

[Translate to EN-US:] Verleihung Gründerpreis Kategorie Lebenswerk an Walter Herrmann

A love for technology and people
Founder’s Prize 2018

Walter Herrmann (83) was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award 2018 of the Sparkassenverband Baden-Württemberg on May 16, nominated by the Sparkasse Pforzheim-Calw, paying tribute to an entrepreneur with a pioneering spirit and ingenuity who, in 1961, took the plunge into self-employment with the idea of a reliable ultrasonic generator.

Sustainable employee promotion
Our e-cars are here

Two fully electric Renault ZOE cars are available from May 2018 on as "pool cars" for our workforce. That way, employees can try electro mobility - on a daily or monthly basis.


Sustainability is a question of the future
WIN Charta signing

How can one systematically anchor sustainability in companies and encourage them to think about the following question: "Is my product produced in a way that it considers the needs of people, materials and our planet?" That's what the WIN Charta wants to achieve, a voluntary commitment to sustainability for small and medium-sized enterprises, initiated by the state of Baden-Württemberg.

[Translate to EN-US:] PACKAGING Technology Day 2018

PACKAGING Technology Day 2018
April 12, 2018 in Bartlett, IL

Packaging protects and ensures product quality. Food, in particular, requires the highest standards when it comes to the properties and functions of packaging – innovative packaging solutions are needed. Find out how our ultrasonic sealing technology provides customized options for the secure sealing of food packaging.

"Order Fulfillment is my passion"
New COO – new impulses

Carsten O'Beirne joined the executive management team of Herrmann Ultraschall as Chief Operating Officer (COO) in January.

A Welding Challenge
High Tightness for a medical secretion container made from PE

If Polyethylene (PE) is the material and part dimensions are large, the demands on the joining technology grow. In this case the medical container also had to be Ieak-proof and satisfy requirements for validated and traceable welding processes.

“Great local initiative”
Donation for refugees in Karlsbad

This year's Christmas donation from Herrmann Ultraschall over € 10,000 will help to secure the continued employment of volunteer coordinator Sabine Meglio at the Round Table Asylum Karlsbad.

[Translate to EN-US:] B & R uses ultrasonic welding for joining of plastic modules

We automate wherever we can
At B & R Industrial Automation

In Eggelsberg, Austria, millions of 12.5 mm wide I / O modules are coming off the assembly line: the requirements for material properties, dimensional accuracy, joining and labeling technology are high.

[Translate to EN-US:] Welcome everyone!

Driving home ultrasonic technology
AUTOMOTIVE Technology Day 2017

On October 12, 2017 we held our 1st AUTOMOTIVE Technology Day, which proved to be both thought-provoking and engaging.

[Translate to EN-US:] Start with ultrasonic welding of non-ferrous metals

Meet our experts
Productronica Munich

Are you welding metals ultrasonically? Not happy with your weld quality or operational life time of your weld tools/sonotrodes? Looking for a more powerful generator?

AUTOMOTIVE Technology Day
On Oct. 12, 2017 in Bartlett, IL

Don’t miss out and register now for our AUTOMOTIVE Technology Day!

[Translate to EN-US:] Modular robot cell with integrated ultrasonic welding system

Cost-effective automation
of small production volumes

Fakuma 2017: From the injection-molding machine straight to ultrasonic welding – a space-saving modular robot solution combines several production steps in one flow.

[Translate to EN-US:] New e-bike program for Herrmann employees

Go to work on two wheels
New e-bike program for employees

New addition to the mobility and health management program of Herrmann Ultraschall: the company bike.

The low-linting incise drape is highly absorbent

New and patentend incise drape/swab
Assembled using ultrasonic welding technology

Herrmann Ultraschall has developed an assembly line to deliver all ultrasonic laminating and sealing steps for a new and patented abdominal swab “texart” by Portugese medical producer Bastos Viegas.

Successful corporate B2Run event 2017

Runner’s high in summer heat
Successful corporate B2run event

At this year’s running competition for companies with over 6.600 participants Herrmann Ultraschall once again contributed with a large team of 74 runners.

Sample showing logo embossing onto vegan leather

Successful Techtextil tradeshow 2017
Logo embossing onto vegan leather

In particular when embossing valuable materials like vegan leather or foamed textiles, like car seat upholstery, the optimum feel of the material is often impaired or reduced.

ultrasonic generator ULTRAPACK AMG developed for packaging industry

INTERPACK 2017: AMG Generator
in Schubert packaging machines

Ideal fit for the invisible electrical cabinet in coffee capsule finishing machines of packaging specialist Schubert, Crailsheim, Germany.

Staking by ultrasonic welding

Great stability and short cycle times
New process “Compressive staking”

First successful industrial applications in the automotive sector:

Goldstadt sponsoring agreement signed

Goldstadt 250: it’s official
Sponsoring Agreement signed

Because entrepreneurial couple Ingeborg and Walter Herrmann see Pforzheim as starting point for their private and business success, they were happy to finally seal the deal and officially sign the sponsoring agreement - on the occasion of the 8. Sponsoring Lunch Event on February 8th, 2017 at the premises of Herrmann Ultraschall in Karlsbad.

Invitation to groundbreaking ceremony

Groundbreaking ceremony for building expansion
Floorspace will be doubled

An additional 7.600 qm will be built bringing up the total floor space to 17.100 qm.

The ‘Internet of Things’
A hot topic at the K-fair

Our Vice President PLASTICS, Mr. Udo Skarke, was invited to participate in a roundtable during the

Ultrasonic Generator ULTRAPLAST AMG

Visit us at The Assembly Show
See the NEW intelligent and network-ready ultrasonic generator

With the new automation ultrasonic generator AMG, we will take the next step in digital manufacturing and towards the smart factory of the future. Visit our booth # 1831 at the Assembly Show to find out more details and see our latest innovation – the new ULTRAPLAST AMG!

Technology Day at Herrmann Ultrasonics

Exciting news
First West Coast Technology Day and Inauguration

We have invested in increasing our presence in California with a new expanded Tech-Center. The Irvine, California facility has tripled the local lab size and will offer increased technical support capabilities.

A warm welcome for wvib and round table asylum at Herrmann Ultraschall

„You have to understand both sides“
Round Table Asylum contributes to local refugee relief work

On July 19 Herrmann Ultraschall hosted the latest wvib-business talk with Klaus Heuberger. A great occasion for an update on the refugee work by the „Round Table Asylum Karlsbad“, represented by Michael Nowotny. Last November the wvib had donated a sizeable sum for this great cause.

A practical approach for students
R&D meets industry

Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Bonten from the IKT Stuttgart (Institut für Kunststofftechnik at the University of Stuttgart) and his colleague Dipl.-Ing. Benjamin Neubig visited Herrmann Ultraschall to talk about future trends in ultrasonic welding of thermoplastics.

German Mittelstand in Japan

JETRO Newsletter
German Mittelstand in Japan

Hermann Ultraschall as a German-Japanese success story: this is the focus of an article in the most recent magazine edition of JETRO SENSOR 2016/07 by JETRO (Japanese External Trade Organization).

TOP 100 2016 - Summit with conference and awards ceremony

It's TOP 100
Innovative "German Mittelstand"

4. German Mittelstand – Summit with conference and awards ceremony.

Product Mngr. Volker Aust with the new AMG ultrasonic generator

New AMG Generator on tour
Successful USA pre-release tour

The ultrasonic generator is the heart of the welding machine and delivers the vibrations for the ultrasonic weld process.

Innovation WEEK at GDM Italy

Innovation Week at GDM Italy
New sideseam module CDA live

More than 300 chosen industry guests from all over the world were present at GDM’s innovation week last month in Offanengo (Cremona).

Kountdown 2016 fit for Industrie 4.0. Videostart

Fit für Industrie 4.0
Prozess-Steuerung durch Ultraschallgenerator

Jetzt neues Video anklicken: Guido Marschall von Plas.TV besucht Herrmann Ultraschall und fragt nach, was es Neues zur K-Messe 2016 in Düsseldorf und zum Thema vernetzte Industrie gibt.

VDMA Kountdown making of video: And action

The making of…
VDMA Kountdown Video

Herrmann Ultraschall was one of ten companies from the plastics industry exclusively chosen by the VDMA (Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau, German Engineering Federation) for their video series “Kountdown 2016”.

Tech-Center Modena opening in March 2016

Vinegar or Ultrasonics?
New Tech-Center Modena

How does ultrasonics for plastics work? Francesco Gobbo and Mauro Sgarbi welcomed a great number of participants for the first basic seminar at the newly opened Tech center in Modena.

This way to the basics

This way to the basics
First seminar in Kashiwanoha headquarters

Ultrasonic welding of plastic material – Sohei Fukai, General Manager at Herrmann Ultrasonics Japan welcomed 12 participants from key industries such as automotive or consumer for the first basics seminar held at the Japanese HQ of Herrmann Ultraschall near Tokyo.

Birthday cake for Thomas Herrmann

Happy Tech-Day
Full house in Brazil

Brazilians love people, soccer and now also ultrasonic welding for plastic. In 30 degree weather nearly 30 customers and leads crowded out the rooms at the Herrmann Tech-Center in Indaiatuba (near Sao Paulo).

ultrasonic sontrode for Genicon liposuction handle

Pushing tool limits
XL-Ultrasonic welding tool for medical device

Herrmann Ultrasonics Inc., Bartlett, IL, has worked with medical company Genicon, Winter Park, FL, to build one of the largest ultrasonic medical weld tools ever designed.

Sohei Fukai, CEO Japan, with Thomas Herrmann

Opening in Japan
New Herrmann Headquarters

With a subsidiary in Japan, Herrmann Ultraschall increases the number of headquarters to four.

Live Lab at FachPack – testing machine from Zwick

Successful LiveLab at FachPack
Hands on ultrasonics

Experience live ultrasonics – bring your packaging material samples and just try! Check out different tool geometries and ultrasonic frequencies!

Herrmann Ultrasonics anniversary entertainment

Supa Kool!
25 Jahre Herrmann Ultrasonics USA

Technologietag und Party zur Feier der Erfolgsgeschichte von Herrmann Ultrasonics in USA! Mit einer bewegenden Rede erinnerte Gründer und CEO Thomas Herrmann bei einer Feierstunde am 10. September 2015 an seine Anfänge im Jahr 1990 mit nur zwei Angestellten.

Top seal module TSM35 for packaging machines

New ultrasonic top seal module
a fast way towards series production

If packaging producers specify ultrasonics as their sealing technology, the manufacturers of packaging machines are now able to integrate the appropriate technology faster and better thanks to the slim design and the standardized interfaces of the new top seal module TSM35 by Herrmann Ultraschall.

Tech-Center Malaysia – Opening

Herrmann goes global
21 Tech-Center worldwide

The Herrmann-map is filling up with red dots after two more successful openings in Malaysia and Brazil.

TOP JOB  2015 award celebration

TOP JOB 2015
Quality label for excellence

We are delighted to have once again received the "TOP JOB" award as excellent employer.

Diaper with back sheet application advantages

OUTLOOK™ Plus latin America
Promising hygiene market

Ultrasonic Bonding has been one of the hot topics at the recent OUTLOOK™ Plus in Brazil, where latest developments in nonwovens and the absorbent hygiene products markets have been reviewed.

Ultrasonic laminating of technical textiles on test calender

Clean and manageable process for nonwovens
Ultrasonic welding as alternative for bonding nonwovens

Ultrasonic vibrations replace hot melt and heat calender applications: Manufacturers are often not aware of the fact that ultrasonic welding can join nonwoven materials, even materials of a different kind, and thus replace hot melt stations and heat calenders.

X-Mas 2014 – donation for refugees

Donations instead of gifts
Christmas 2014

No integration without communication.
As in the years before Herrmann Ultraschall will make a donation instead of giving Christmas gifts.

Juergen Pfrommer celebrates 40 years at Herrmann Ultraschall

Long-standing commitment
Award for 40 years of service to the company

Service technician Jürgen Pfrommer has been awarded for 40 years of service at Herrmann Ultraschall. Walter Herrmann, founder and owner of Herrmann Ultraschall, congratulated together with the mayor of Karlsbad, Rudi Knodel.

Fakuma 2014 VDMA and Prof. Dr. Gesine Schwan

FAKUMA 2014 Opening speech by Gesine Schwan
International Plastics Fair

At the exhibition tour Prof. Schwan was informed about ultrasonic welding. CEO Thomas Herrmann and product manager Volker Aust from Herrmann Ultraschall explained ultrasonic welding in various industrial applications, like for the automotive, medical and consumer industries.

pillow-bag-machine at PPMA exhibtion

Peelable snack bags
with ultrasonic sealing

Herrmann Ultraschall displays the latest ultrasonic sealing solutions for bag, blister and pod packaging at PPMA exhibition in Birmingham, UK.

Ina Vettkoetter from VDMA visits Herrmann Ultraschall

VDMA – German Engineering Federation
visits Herrmann Ultraschall

On August 5th, 2014 Herrmann Ultraschall welcomed VDMA representative Ina Vettkötter; she is responsible for the VDMA branch Plastics and Rubber Machinery communication and web content work.

Successful ultrasonic welding workshop in Israel
for more than 200 particpants

Hosted by their Israeli representative Su-Pad, Herrmann Ultraschall presented a booked-out one-day conference in Tel Aviv on "Ultrasonic welding for plastics". 220 visitors listened to interesting performances.

Interpack Cooperation with Dow

Interpack 2014 - Cooperations
Bosch, Dow, Amcor, Xolution, Weidenhammer

Interpack 2014 has been a very successful trade show for Herrmann Ultraschall. Many were interested in finding out more about the ultrasonic sealing of packaging – also more and more resin- und film producers take notice in the potential of ultrasonic sealing.

HELIXBOND ultrasonic core former

World novelty shown at INDEX 2014
Ultrasonic diaper core former HELIXBOND

Ultrasonics for absorbent Fluff Free Core construction without adhesives. In partnership with C4S, Herrmann Ultraschall has developed a new ultrasonic process for optimized particle fixation in an embedding layer for super absorbent structures – no fluff, no glue and no curly fibres needed any more.

Tech-Center Sweden

Cooperation in Sweden
Twelfth Tech-Center opened

As part of their global strategy to offer more local ultrasonic laboratory and engineering services, Herrmann Ultraschall has opened a new Tech-Center in Sweden at the building of Battenfeld Sverige AB in Halmstad.

Lab calender

New and fast lab calender
for applications up to 800 m /min

The old calender for nonwovens and other web material so far provided speeds of up to 500 m/min. This was not sufficient anymore for the complete simulation of the production environment and for running feasibility tests, especially in the production of diapers.

Pouring from the resealable can

Assembling a new can opening
Ultrasonic welding allows for high cycle rates

With high hopes for the beverage consumer industry Xolution, a German think tank company, has introduced a new resealable opening mechanism for cans.

Cutting sonotrode at the Engel booth at K 2013

Ultrasonic cutting sonotrode
Live on a robot at K 2013

A complete Hyundai dashboard was produced in three steps at the Engel booth in hall 13 at K 2013.

Presentation of the donation to PZ – Menschen in Not 2013

Charity donation
instead of Christmas presents

Herrmann Ultraschall has decided to not give Christmas presents to customers for the 2013 Christmas season but rather support a charity with a donation.

Awarding of the CEHMS inventor award

Walter Herrmann honored
with Inventor Award CEHMS 2013

At the “Energy Harvesting workshop” in July 2013 of the Center for Energy Harvesting Materials and Systems (CEHMS) in Hannover, Walter Herrmann was presented with the Inventor Award 2013.

Plastics News Daily Report - Ultrasonic staking joins plastics, dissimilar materials
English USA
NPE 2018 Show Daily - Sealing the Deal
English USA
NPE 2018 Show Daily - Enhanced Ultrasonic Welders Boast Speedier Changeovers
English USA
Nonwovens Industry Magazine 01_2016: Core Strength – The Baby Diaper Market_01/2016
English USA
Nonwovens Report International – IDEA 2016 News
English USA
ASSEMBLY Magazine 03_2016 – Grab your application by the horn
English USA

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