Founded by John Brickley Sr. in 1963, Xcel Controls, Inc. began by fabricating electrical control panels for steel mills and various automotive part suppliers. The use of programmable controllers in panels became widespread and Xcel saw the need for an easier programming tool and created UP/DOC software. Excel started building industrial computers for use in the harsh, shop floor environment. In April 1992 they began shipping "Tower Light" controllers, a new state-of-the-art solution that followed the strict new FAA requirements.
Xcel developed many unique control systems during its history and provided excellent products and service to its customers. After 45 proud years manufacturing products for the automation control industry, Xcel Controls, Inc. in Mishawaka, Indiana has closed its doors. However, we are pleased to announce that one of those products, the CPS family of lighting control systems for communication towers, will remain in production under Brickley family ownership. Coye Brook Group LLC, located in central New York, has acquired the Xcel brand name, patents, and other related assets and will continue to manufacture the CPS tower lighting controls. These are now marketed under the trade name XCEL TOWER CONTROLS.
Rest assured that the Xcel products you currently have for tower lighting will continue to be supported with a full inventory of spare parts. Xcel’s CPS line of lighting controls, universally recognized for its dependability and robust design, has been improved by using the latest wave soldering techniques to ensure the highest quality. Whether you have a new tower site planned, or like many tower owners today, are upgrading older units to high efficiency LED based fixtures, XCEL TOWER CONTROLS is your source for the best controls and fixtures in the industry.
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Thank you for your business!
~ John Brickley, CEO