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This is a guide to some notable elevator fixtures of Hitachi Elevator, even used for Yungtay Engineering in Taiwan and Guangri in China.

1960s

Black buttons

These are simply round solid black buttons with no illumination. The call button outside, however, is white and lights up orange when pressed. Floor counters are simply illuminating round lamps with printed number on them.

White Buttons

Some late 1960s Hitachi elevators had round white buttons which lights up orange when pressed. Later these buttons were continued throughout the 1970s. Some older private buildings in Hong Kong already had their buttons replaced or modernized to Dewhurst.

Hall Station and Car Floor Indicator

1970s

1970s batch of Hitachi fixtures

This is the fixture used in some Hitachi elevators produced in the 1970s. It consists of two button variations and one type of floor indicator.

Round plastic buttons

These are small white round plastic buttons that would lights up in yellow orange. In most elevators, the hall or call stations have rectangular glass buttons.

Rectangular buttons

These are plastic rectangular buttons with black frame and has yellow orange illuminating halo. Some older government buildings in Hong Kong built before 1980s used this type of fixtures, while some of them were already replaced or modernized to Dewhurst fixtures.

GoldStar also used these buttons for their elevators installed in the 1970s-1980s as outside call buttons. The only difference between GoldStar and Hitachi is the position of the call button; on GoldStar elevators the buttons are positioned horizontally while on Hitachi elevators the buttons are vertical.

Floor indicators

The floor indicator consists of either small square or round lenses with number printed on them and illuminates in orange. They are mostly located on the hall station panel.

Touch sensitive buttons

These are square touch sensitive buttons with acrylic halo which lights up in orange.

Vandal-resistant buttons

In the 1970s-1980s, Hitachi also make the vandal-resistant version of the rectangular floor buttons and round call buttons both with small light-bulb but not as common as their original 1990s ones.

1980s

1980s batch of Hitachi fixtures (type 1)

This is the fixtures used in some standard Hitachi elevators produced in the early 1980s. It has two types of buttons and either a horizontal floor counter or digital segments display floor indicator (for late model ones).

Square buttons

These are square plastic buttons with black or grey halo and yellow orange illuminating lamp. They were also used in early Computer Control elevators from 1982 until mid 1980s.

Vandal-resistant buttons

Some Hitachi elevator may equipped vandal-resistant buttons with the halo (by light-bulb but later replaced to the LED when maintenance)[2][3][4].

Wedged square buttons

These are wedge-shaped square buttons with black frame and illuminating halo on the wedged sides.

Floor indicators

Floor indicators were simple floor counter with either square or round lenses which would lights up in white and sometimes yellow orange. Some elevators have their inner floor counter lenses installed on the transom panel above landing doors and are slightly slanted downward.

1980s batch of Hitachi fixtures (type 2)

This is the fixtures used in a different model of Hitachi elevators produced in the early 1980s, mostly for high rise buildings. It has two types of buttons and either a horizontal floor counter or digital segments display floor indicator (for late model ones).

Round plastic buttons

These are round plastic buttons that are slightly protruded, has a black halo and illuminates in white.

Round touch sensitive buttons

These are round touch sensitive buttons with black touch plate and acrylic halo which lights up in orange. They were mostly comes in round but a rare, square ones which resembles Mitsubishi's touch sensitive buttons were also available. For elevators using these buttons, the door control buttons used were the round plastic ones (see above). Nowadays these buttons are still being produced with minor revisions.

Square touch sensitive buttons

These are square touch sensitive with illuminating acrylic halo. The door control buttons used are those wedged square buttons.

Floor indicators and hall lanterns

The floor indicators were floor counter with small round lenses which lights up in orange. There were also floor counters with a horizontal bar with illuminating squares. Some late model ones had digital segments floor indicators.

Dover-like lanterns

These lanterns used look similar to Dover Impulse lanterns, but they are thinner and round-shaped, and lit in different color. These lanterns are still used in new Hitachi elevators, but with minor modifications.

85

These fixtures are mainly found in the Computer Control (DC SCR - Silicon Controlled Rectifier/ACVV - AC Variable Voltage) elevators from the mid to late 1980s. They have black square buttons with a yellow (and sometimes green) illuminating lamp next to the button[6]. There are even touch sensitive buttons on these fixtures although very rare. The floor indicators inside the car are black horizontal floor counter installed above the landing doors and have small illuminating red lamp below the floor numbering displays which flashes when the car is moving, and stopped flashing when the car has stopped moving. Few late model ones may have digital indicators instead. These fixtures were later continued in the early 1990s. However, spare parts for the buttons are nowadays provided by various third-party elevator companies in Asia, usually for elevator installations or modernization.

Generic fixtures

In the 1980s, Public Housing Estate blocks and Home Ownership Scheme blocks in Hong Kong, which using Dewhurst fixtures. All of them are US81 braille buttons and UL200 floor indicators. This continues until in the 1990s. Older 1980s Hitachi elevators in some MTR (former KCR) stations in Hong Kong are also using Dewhurst US81 buttons.

1990s to 2000s

85

Please refer to 85 section above.

Hitachi continued these fixtures throughout the early 1990s. The floor counter above the doors are now slanted downward, and some had digital segments or even LED dot-matrix display instead of flashing lamps. Nowadays, the buttons are provided by various third-party elevator companies in Asia for third-party elevator installation or modernization.

High rise segmented indicator

1990s batch of Hitachi fixtures

These are the fixtures used in Hitachi elevators produced in the 1990s.

B89 buttons

These are rectangular buttons with protruded grey frame and has orange lamp.

B95 buttons

These are square black polycarbonate buttons with amber illuminating halo. The door open buttons lights up in green/amber. These buttons are still can be found on some new elevators (either China-made Guangri, Taiwan-based Yungtay or simply Hitachi elevators).

Glass Tone Buttons

Touch sensitive buttons

Analog floor indicators

These indicators are similar to the Computer Control floor indicators but the indicator lamps are just lighted numbers with a red dot under them which indicates registered car calls. These indicators appears to be only found in Japan, it is unknown if they are found in other countries.

LED floor indicators

Elevators installed in the early 1990s were already using digital floor indicators. Sometime in the mid-1990s, red or yellow orange LED dot-matrix floor indicators were introduced. The yellow orange LED version resembles Mitsubishi.

Dover-like lanterns

Please refer to Dover-like lanterns section above.

Generic fixtures

Please refer to Generic fixtures section above.

In the 1990s, the Hitachi elevator in the Public Housing Estate blocks, Home Ownership Scheme blocks and the government buildings in Hong Kong were still using Dewhurst fixtures. All of them are US81 or US90-15 braille buttons and UL200 floor indicators (in Public Housing Estate blocks and Home Ownership Scheme blocks only). Even used be Jinlix fixtures in Taiwan.

2000s to present

Current batch of Hitachi fixtures

These are the current batch of fixtures used in present day Hitachi elevators, mainly in Southeast and East Asia.

Buttons

B95

Black polycarbonate or resin buttons with amber illuminating halo and black border. Sometimes they may have braille marking. These buttons are also used on most Guangri and some Yungtay elevators.

A05

Square and white polycarbonate buttons with grey border. Unlike B95, these buttons do not have illuminating halo. These buttons are mostly seen in Thailand but are also found in Japan.

A98-1

Black circular buttons with the illuminating numbers and symbols.

DMD-7

Round stainless steel with illuminating halo (either red, orange, or light blue) and both braille and tactile legend.

TNS3

Rounded square stainless steel with red illuminating halo. They can also be mounted in Hitachi DFRS keypad panel.[7]

TNS7

Similar to TNS3 (see above) but has non-illuminating tactile and braille.

DHB

Round stainless steel buttons with illuminating halo and number, as well as plastic resin rim.

DMD3/3B

Round stainless steel buttons with illuminating halo and number. The braille version is called DMD3B.

DMD7

Similar to DMD3 (see above) but has non-illuminating tactile and braille.

DTH3/3B

These buttons are very similar to TNS3. The braille version is called DTH3B.

DTH7

These buttons look very similar to TNS7.

MDL7

These buttons look very similar to DMD7.

P14F-UL

Round white plastic button with a tactile, and lights up entirely in amber, similar to P03F-UL (see below) in Japan. Outside Japan, these buttons are currently used for Hitachi OUG-ON1[8] and UAG-SN1[9] MRL elevators.

UB15R

These are round stainless steel buttons with illuminating halo. They are currently used for OUG-ON1[8] and UAG-SN1[9] MRL elevators.

  • UB15R-1: Illuminating number only
  • UB15R-2: Tactile only
  • UB15R-3: Braille and illuminating number
  • UB15R-4: Braille and tactile
UB15S

These are square stainless steel buttons with illuminating halo. They are currently used for OUG-ON1[8] and UAG-SN1[9] MRL elevators.

  • UB15S-1: Illuminating number only
  • UB15S-2: Tactile only
  • UB15S-3: Braille and illuminating number
  • UB15S-4: Braille and tactile
B89

These 1990s buttons are still used for fewer elevators installed in the 2000s.

Floor indicators

In the 2000s, Hitachi were still using their 1990s style of LED dot-matrix but they were later slightly changed to look simpler. Some newer elevators also uses a monochrome LCD indicators.

Hall lanterns

Destination Floor Reservation System (destination dispatch)

Keypads

Touchscreen

Destination Indicator

Fixtures on Hitachi MCA elevators

These are the fixtures used on Hitachi type MCA elevators[10].

Current batch of Hitachi fixtures in Japan

These are the current batch of fixtures used in present day Hitachi elevators produced in Japan. This fixture has white round buttons which have tactile and lights up in orange. The door control and intercom buttons are square. Floor indicators are either LED dot-matrix display which resembles Mitsubishi, white or black LCD display with scrolling arrows.

Buttons

P03F-UL

Round white plastic button with a tactile, and lights up entirely in amber or white.

CR35-N

Similar to P03F-UL but it doesn't have tactile.

CR35-A

Flat round stainless steel buttons with illuminating halo.

P03HC-UL

Similar to P03F-UL but comes in much bigger size.

Unknown square glass buttons

Flat square glass tone buttons with lights up in white.

Large square buttons

Large square glass tone buttons similar to Mitsubishi.

Other/custom buttons

Floor indicators

Generic fixtures

In the 2000s, Hitachi elevators installed in Public Housing Estate blocks and Home Ownership Scheme blocks in Hong Kong were still using Dewhurst fixtures. All of them are US90-15 buttons and UL16 floor indicators (floor indicator standard continued until early-2010s, floor indicator were provided by their own company). Some government buildings in Hong Kong may use US91-15 buttons but the floor indicator were provided by their own company. Other brands of generic fixtures are also found in private residential and commercial buildings in Hong Kong.[11].

Notes and references

List of elevator fixtures guide

Main topic: Elevator fixtures


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Generic elevator component companies fixtures: AdamsC.J. AndersonDMGDewhurst (ERM) • EpcoEverbrightGALInnovationJinlixLester ControlsLiSAMonitorPTLSalientSchaeferSTEPVega

For the other unknown fixtures, please refer to unknown elevator fixtures‎‎ page.

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