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Air Liquide revolutionises welding experience with new innovation

Developed in collaboration with more than 700 welding customers, the French corporation said Qlixbi will improve the way welders use and manage gases in their daily operation.

Qlixbi will turn the act of welding into a user-friendly experience by making it easier, faster and safer, thanks to a mix of mechanical and digital innovations.

These will provide welders and welding shops with insights to help optimise their operations and increase efficiency. The main advantages of Qlixbi include:

* Simplicity and speed (Click & Weld) with a revolutionary connector that clicks the welding station to the gas cylinder three times faster, without additional tools, as well as safer and easier manoeuvring with a new ergonomic wheel.
* Supply continuity thanks to a reserve indicator on the cylinder combined with an IoT system that shows remotely when it is low in gas and replenishes stock automatically as per each user pattern.
* A digital application which allows job files and status sharing as well as information tracing, supporting better collaboration within welding shops.

Air Liquide developed Qlixbi through a design thinking approach involving its Research and Development teams from its Paris Innovation Campus, as well as Air Liquide Industrial Merchant operations and customers.

Guy Salzgeber, Executive Vice-President and member of the Air Liquide Group Executive Committee supervising Industrial Merchant World Business Line and Innovation commented, “Our new welding offer Qlixbi disrupts a more than a hundred years old business.”

“This showcases Air Liquide’s customer-centric transformation strategy, which leverages innovation and digital to deliver profitable growth and create value for the customers in the long term.”