History

1973
Diplom-Ingenieur Volker Walz develops the first EHL device (electrohydraulic lithotripsy) and related probes at the University of Stuttgart.

1974
Walz sells the first commercial EHL device. First customer: a clinic in the US.

1994
The first combined EHL/EKL (electrokinetic lithotripsy) device enters the market.

1995
The first compact device is developped: EKL Compact.

2003
The Lithotron EL 28-X1 is an EKL-only device with improved effectivity.

2010
Induced kinetic lithotripsy (iKL) is developped.

2012
Bernd Vollmer enters Walz Elektronik GmbH as successor of Volker Walz.

2013
Processing and launch of new EHL probes for thin working channels.

2018
Developement and market entry of a proximal stiffened EHL probe that enables easier insertion into the endoscope.