Hitachi Computer Control (US patent: 4350225) was a traction elevator model made by Hitachi.


Hitachi Computer Control elevator was the first computerized traction elevator system of Hitachi introduced in 1982[1]. These elevators doesn't use mechanical relays, instead, they use either Direct Current Silicon Controlled Rectifier (DC-SCR, for high-rise only) or Alternating Current Variable Voltage (AC-VV, for low-rise or mid-rise only) microcomputer controllers. Not much known about these elevators. They were produced until around mid 1990s when they were replaced with the Alternating Current Variable Voltage Variable Frequency/AC-VVVF model.

Notable installations


  • Pasaraya Grande - Building A, Jakarta (1986)
  • Metropolitan Medical Centre (MMC), Jakarta (1987)
  • Wahana Tata Insurance Building, Kuningan, Jakarta
  • Fujifilm Building, Matraman, Jakarta (modernized by Hitachi in 2016)


  • North Bridge Centre, Singapore
  • Isetan Wisma Atria, Singapore (1986)



  • Fortune Town, Bangkok
  • The Sukosol Bangkok
  • Seacon Square, Bangkok
  • Narai Hotel, Bangkok
  • Seacon Bangkae, Bangkok
  • The Mall Bangkae, Bangkok
  • Major Cineplex Pinklao, Bangkok
  • Maneeya Center, Bangkok
  • Robinson Sukhumvit, Bangkok
  • Asia Hotel Bangkok
  • The Mall Bangkapi, Bangkok
  • Fashion Island, Bangkok
  • Zenith Sukhumvit Hotel, Bangkok
  • King Mongkut's University of Technology (KMUTT), Bangkok
    • Central Building 2
    • Central Building 3
    • Central Building 4
    • Central Building 5
    • School of Liberal Arts
    • Continuous Education Center
  • Tawana Hotel, Bangkok
  • Silom Plaza, Bangkok
  • Sukhumvit Plaza, Bangkok
  • Robinson Sukhumvit, Bangkok
  • Maneeya Center, Bangkok
  • Tongtara Hotel Riverside, Bangkok
  • King Royal Garden Inn, Bangkok
  • Srifuangfung Building, Bangkok
  • YWCA Tower, Bangkok
  • Chulalongkorn University
    • Mahittalathibet Building
  • Millennium Hilton Bangkok
  • Thaniya Plaza, Bangkok (BTS Wing)
  • Panjapat Building, Bangkok
  • Boonmitr Building, Bangkok
  • Sriboonruang Building 1, Bangkok
  • Sriboonruang Building 2, Bangkok
  • Sivadol Building, Bangkok
  • Asoke Towers, Bangkok

Other cities

  • The Mall Ngamwongwan, Nonthaburi (Main elevators)
  • Pantip Plaza Ngamwongwan, Nonthaburi
  • CentralPlaza Rattanathibet, Nonthaburi (Main elevators)
  • Future Park Rangsit, Pathumthani
  • Zeer Rangsit, Pathumthani
  • Diana Shopping Complex, Hat Yai, Songkhla
  • Robinson Hat Yai, Songkhla

Hong Kong

  • Hau Wo Court, Kennedy Town (1986)
  • Wah Fat Mansion, Wan Chai (1987)
  • Kwong Fai Mansion, Mong Kok (1987)
  • Po Wah Building, Shau Kei Wan (1985)
  • Hentiff Building,Prince Edward,Mong Kok (1992)
  • Jie Yang Building, Wan Chai (1993)
  • Fu Loy Garden, Yuen Long (1988)


  • Most elevators installed in the mid 1980s, except those installed in the early 1990s have the name "Computer Control" on the car floor indicator above the landing doors.
  • Most elevators installed from the mid 1980s to the early 1990s have floor indicators with flashing red LED lamp when the car moves.
  • Another similar elevator system like this was also manufactured by Toshiba in the mid 1980s[2].



Old Hitachi Traction Elevator at Ginza Plaza 58, Tokyo01:43

Old Hitachi Traction Elevator at Ginza Plaza 58, Tokyo

Mid 1980s Hitachi Computer Control elevator found in Ginza Plaza 58, Tokyo, Japan.



Mid 1980s Hitachi Computer Control elevator found in Hong Kong which are using electronic floor indicator

Hitachi Traction Elevator Narai Hotel01:21

Hitachi Traction Elevator Narai Hotel

Early 1990s Hitachi Computer Control elevator found in Narai Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand (video: Ta Garavigo).

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