The ESAB Group Inc. and Yaskawa signed a global cooperation agreement to jointly develop and market a line of pre-engineered robotic welding systems. The XCellerator systems will be engineered and built by Yaskawa and marketed by ESAB through its global sales channels. In creating the line, Yaskawa brings more than 30 years of experience producing robots, robotic controllers and robot cells to this effort. For its part, ESAB brings its expertise in welding processes, filler metals, equipment and automation together with its proprietary WeldCloud weld operations management infrastructure. Together they have produced an integrated robotic welding solution.