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ultrasonic sontrode for Genicon liposuction handle

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.

The product to be welded – a newly styled suction irrigation handle – was shown by Genicon at the recent MEDICA 2015 tradeshow in Germany. The device in its entirety is used for liposuction.

Due to the size of the joining partners and their three dimensional shape this application was very challenging – especially the 12 mm difference in contour heights which needed to be matched by the contact surface of the weld tool, called sonotrode. The team at Herrmann made it work with a 220x180mm aluminum sonotrode