This is a guide to some notable Hyundai elevator fixtures.
In the 1980s until in the early 1990s, a lot of Hyundai elevators used either square or barrel shaped buttons with a raised squarr frame and red illumination lamp on the center. Floor indicators were mostly digital segments, there were also analog hall floor counter which resembles 1970s-1980s Mitsubishi analog floor counter.
Black square buttons were first appeared in the early 1990s. These buttons lights up in yellow orange.
These are barrel-shaped buttons made of glass with a silver halo and red illuminating number or symbol on the center.
Type 30 buttons are metal barrel-shaped buttons with red illuminating number or symbol on the center. They can have braille on the buttons. Nowadays, these buttons are still offered, although rarely found.
Since in the 1990s, most Hyundai elevators were using floor indicators with LED dot matrix display. Digital segment displays are very rarely used. On most floor indicators there is an AUTO, FULL and OUT OF SERVICE lamp. The AUTO word is always displayed when the elevator is operational.
2000s to present
These are STEP's EB960 buttons used by Hyundai under the name Type 21.
See above section.
Hyundai continued on producing their Type 30 buttons throughout the 2000s. These buttons might have been discontinued.
A lot of standard Hyundai elevators are using these buttons. These are barrel-shaped buttons with round concave buttons with red illuminating halo.
These are round concave buttons with red halo. Unlike the Type 40 buttons, they do not have the barrel-shaped plate on the buttons.
These are rectangular buttons with an orange lamp stripe on the left.
These are new round concave buttons with white halo in arrow and light green halo in the frame. It is intended to replace the current Type 40 series buttons. In current releases, the button has an all-green halo. These types of fixtures are currently rare outside South Korea.
These are round touch sensitive.
Some older elevators were using STEP EB210 series square buttons with red illuminating halo. Also, as mentioned before, some newer Hyundai elevators are using STEP EB960 under the name Type 21.
In some buildings in Hong Kong, there were some handicapped control panels installed on the side of the cab. Some such panel have already using Dewhurst buttons (US81).
There are also very few Hyundai elevators using Schaefer MT42 buttons.
These touchscreen are often used as car station for normal elevators or hall station for elevators working with HELIAS destination dispatch.
Hyundai still uses their own style of LED dot matrix indicators which have been used since in the 1990s. They are usually comes in red or orange. The red ones are normally found in geared traction (STVF) and MRL (YZER) models, while the orange ones are normally found in the LUXEN gearless model. These indicators comes in different shapes and series.
- Red LED
- Orange LED
These LCD indicators have blue background with numbers displayed in Century Gothic typeface.
Custom and third-party indicators
Sometimes, a generic/third-party LED displays are also found in Hyundai elevators, which are usually provided by Shanghai STEP.
Fixtures used on American Hyundai elevators
Hyundai elevators installed in the United States have two types of buttons; one is round white which resembles round Innovation Universal buttons, and one is a round solid metal with a red dot on the center but they are only being used on the hall station (it is unknown of those buttons are also used on the car station). Floor indicators are simple rectangular floor counter with red LED dot-matrix display.
In 1990s to early 2000s, Hyundai elevators installed have two stage chimes for upwards and one stage chimes for downwards. The chimes have two versions with varying pitches. The high-pitched chime is prevalent in elevators before early 2000s while a modified version of the chime is prevalent in elevators around 2000 to 2005. The modified version is available even in the newer versions of Hyundai elevators, although rare. Some elevators can only have one stage or two stage chimes in both upward and downward, or the chimes are shuffled unlike the default installation.
In Hyundai elevators installed around 2005, a four-stage chime is used. Although the chime is known to be used in elevators installed between 2006 and 2011, the chime was actually first used in Hyundai elevators that use Shanghai STEP fixtures. It is very similar to older SIGMA and Shanghai Mitsubishi chimes, though high-pitched.
In 2011 to present, Hyundai elevators have two versions of chimes. First is the new four-stage chime, a chime that sounds like being played in a piano. It is a departure from the high-pitched chime played in elevators from 2005 to 2011. The four-staged chime is played in both upward and downward travel. The second is a new two-stage chime more prevalent in elevators with large information texts in indicator (passenger, maximum load, etc). Like the first one, it is played in both upward and downward travel.
In 2016 to present, some Hyundai elevators installed by Shanghai Hyundai (outsourced) have very different chimes. The upwards chime is one-stage while the downwards chime is two-stage, reminiscent of Sigma elevators.
In South Korea, there are two standard versions of chimes available, a two-stage chime and a four-stage chime. It is played in both upward and downward. The old-generation chime available in Hyundai elevators installed w/in 1990s are available although it is rare. The South Korean chimes are available as a custom installation in other countries.
- Hyundai Passenger Elevator brochure (USA) (includes fixtures used in the United States)