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For the fixtures found in North America, please refer to Kone Elevator Fixtures Guide (American).

This is a guide to some notable elevator fixtures of Kone elevators. Note that kone had some other fixtures design before 1950s, which haven't been listed on this page.

1950s

In the 1950s, Kone had the following designs of fixtures.

1960s

Black rectangular buttons

These are somple black rectangular buttons without illumination. The hall station has two lamps above the call button.

Solenoid (pop out) buttons

These fixtures are black solenoid buttons which latched on when pressed and pops out when the car stops on the selected floor, similar to Schindler's and Westinghouse's buttons in the 1960s.

1970s

Round plastic buttons

These are illuminating round white plastic buttons. The floor indicators consists of white square lenses for low-rise and small rectangle lenses for high-rise buildings. Hall lanterns consists of wedged triangular arrows and lights in orange. These fixtures were used until 1985.

White square buttons

These are larger white square buttons that lit inside. They could be provided with information above the buttons, such as an "In Use" indicator above callbuttons!

Touch-Sensitive buttons

These fixtures are touch-sensitive round button on the center of the square light. They were also used in the Kone Marryat Scott in the early 1980s.

1980s to 1990s

Vandal resistant (aka. SWEDEN)

These fixtures are round solid metal buttons with engraved floor numbers and symbols. There is a small red lamp above the button. They are called as KONE SWEDEN fixtures by technichians and suppliers in Sweden. Introduced in 1980, they were commonly used in Sweden up until 1985, and occacialy used after 1985 in the Scandinavian countries up until 1995.

M buttons

Kone M fixtures started out in 1985 and were also used in MacGregor Kone marine elevators and very few Kone Marryat Scott in England. They were also used in many modernizations during the 1980s-1990s and rarely in the 2000s. These fixtures mostly have barrel shaped and rectangular buttons with illuminating halo and digital floor indicators. Dewhurst buttons were also provided as well as landlords request[1].

Kone M fixtures were discontinued for regular elevator installations in 2001 but were still made for MacGregor Kone marine elevators and few modernizations until around mid 2000s[2] and succeed with the Kone Signalization System (also known as KSS) series.

Barrel shaped buttons

These buttons are the most common type found in many M-Series fixtures in the 1980s-1990s, and is the model simply called KONE M Button. The buttons can be black or metallic, and have illuminating halo which light up in green or red. M-Series barrel shaped buttons can be flat or slightly protrudes. In Europe, the button for main/ground floor is normally marked green and protrudes from the panel.

Rectangular buttons

Another version of Kone M-Series button is rectangular with illuminating halo. These buttons can be black, brown or stainless steel. They are mostly used in mid to high-rise Kone elevators in the 1980s-1990s.

Touch sensitive buttons

Kone also made barrel shaped touch sensitive M-Series buttons. These buttons have a red strip lamp on the top. Sometimes the buttons have round concave surface. M-Series touch sensitive buttons are very rare.

Floor indicators

Kone M-Series used digital segmented floor indicators from the 1980s until around mid 1990s. During this period, the indicators could only support 7 segments display and as the result the ground floor is displayed as "0" (zero, instead of G) and the basement floors are displayed with a negative/minus (eg. -1 for basement level one). In the late 1990s, an LED dot matrix was introduced, along with a large yellow electro luminescent display which are only found in Hong Kong, Finland, Australia and New Zealand.

Hall lanterns

Kone M-Series's hall lanterns are very distinctive. Arrows were shaped into rounded triangular and light up by bulb. In later version, the lanterns comes in horizontal lines which are shaped like a triangle. Some hall lanterns are also combined with a digital floor indicator, either segments or dot matrix LED.

M buttons for high-rise elevators

This is another style of M-Series fixtures used in high rise elevators in the 1980's and 1990's. Buttons can be silver or black rectangular with red illuminating halo. These buttons were arranged in a vertical zig zag line. The inner floor indicators are black tall rectangular positioned vertically, with a digital segments display and a small moving dots. These dots represents the car position.

Novel Elements

Novel Elements fixtures are only found in some European countries, Australia, and New Zealand. They were used in some hydraulic[3] and the earliest Kone MonoSpace[4] elevators in the mid 1990s. Buttons are rectangular with a tiny red lamp on the upper left corner of the buttons. The floor indicators are LED dot-matrix scrolling display. Novel Elements was also used in few modernizations as well[5].

Series 220

This is a European version of Series 220 used in mid-1990's that is similar to American Series 220 except they have tactiles on the buttons. Not much is known as these are extremely rare.

Hong Kong touch sensitive buttons

These button fixtures are found in Hong Kong, China. It is unknown if they are also found in other countries. Buttons are very similar to Delta/K-Delta buttons except that they are actually touch sensitive and the door control button symbols are transparent.

Other fixtures

Some Kone elevators in the 1980s-1990s were using Dewhurst fixtures, like the US81 square buttons. Custom fixtures also existed.

2000s to present

Sigma

Not to be confused with Sigma Elevator Company.

Sigma[6] fixtures came out in the late 1990s, mainly in the European Kone MonoSpace elevators. These fixtures have two types of buttons; white aluminum and black with tactile on the center and a curved red stripe lamp on the top. Floor indicators are LED dot-matrix displays. The inner floor indicator displays were later re-used by Kone for the Asian K-Delta fixtures. The Sigma fixtures were also used in a few MonoSpace elevators in Japan in the early 2000s[7].

Delta

Delta[6] started in around the late 1990s. It was Kone's common fixture between the early and mid 2000s and was available in Asia, Europe, Australia, New Zealand as well as, but extremely rare, the United States and Canada. Delta fixtures were used in new elevator installations as well as modernization. Dewhurst chassis also provided as well as landlords request, as well as an Innovation chassis on the Canadian and American Kone elevators.[1] Delta fixtures have been discontinued in around 2006[8].

Delta fixtures have three types of buttons; round, square, rectangular and oval. These buttons came out either as plain stainless steel or black (with tactile and braille) and have a red strip lamp on the top. In Hong Kong, some rectangular stainless steel Delta buttons have both tactile and braille on them[9]. Floor indicators are LED dot-matrix, but some elevators also had either yellow or white electo luminescent display (ELD). Hall lanterns are triangular and lights up in red. Some hall lanterns, especially those in the main floor have a floor indicator positioned between the two lanterns.

Delta fixtures are divided into three series.

Delta ThinLine

This is a surface mounted fixture. Hall stations are simply mounted on the wall without having to recess the wall. The modernization version of this fixture is called ReVive Elegant Thinline[10]. ReVive Elegant Thinline has both surface mounted hall and car stations.

Delta SlimLine

This is a flush mounted fixture. Hall stations are flushed mounted on the wall. The modernization version of this fixture is called ReVive Elegant Flushline[11], ReVive Evergreen Flushline for historic/vintage elevators[12] and Revive Luxury Flushline[13]. Only ReVive Luxury Flushline equipped with yellow electroluminescent floor indicators.

Vandal Resistant

This is a vandal resistant version of Delta. It has a transparent digital segmented floor indicators and Kone Sigma hall lantern arrows. The modernization version of this fixture is called ReVive AntiVandal Flushline[14].

Kone Service Traction Elevator @Hotel Parque Central Havana, Cuba04:05

Kone Service Traction Elevator @Hotel Parque Central Havana, Cuba

Kone elevator with Vandal Resistant Delta fixtures at Iberostar Parque Central, Havana, Cuba (video: vief86mo)

K-Delta

K-Delta is very similar to Delta (see above), mainly found in Asia and was a common fixtures in the mid 2000s. It has black square buttons with a red strip lamp on the top. The floor indicator used inside is the Kone Sigma style. For the hall station indicator, it is the same type as Delta Slimline. Dewhurst chassis were also provided as well as landlords request[1]. Kone K-Delta fixtures have been discontinued.

Thyman fixtures

These fixtures are using in 2000s Thyman-based Kone elevators in Thailand. It consists of LED dot-matrix floor indicator with Kone-style arrows that scroll or sometimes, fade in and out, and rectangular or square buttons. Sometimes, Delta/K-Delta hall floor indicator can also mounted instead of original hall floor indicator.

KSS Series

Kone Signalization System (or KSS) is the current fixtures used in almost any Kone elevator models. It is primarily used for the European market. KSS fixtures consists of plastic silver-coated buttons with orange, blue or white illuminating halos, a dot-matrix floor counter, and a directional indicator consisting of a rhombus and two trapezoids. The trapezoids are positioned diagonally with their bases facing the sides of the rhombus on both left and right; they are positioned at the bottom of the rhombus for up and placed at the top for down. This directional indicator is also in the floor counter below the dot-matrix display.[15] The KSS series fixtures currently in production are KSS-370, -500, -600, -900, -D20[16] and -D40[16] for American market and KSS-280, -305, -420, -430, -470, -520, -570[17], -620, -670, -800[17], -900[17], -970, -D20[16] and -D40[16] for Europe & Asian market.

In late 2010, Kone released the KSS-140 series vandal-resistant and KSS-130. The KSS 140 fixtures used in North America are using Innovation chassis. In Europe and Asia, Dewhurst buttons are also provided as an option as well as landlords request.[1]

KSS 130

KSS 130 fixtures are durable, vandal-resistant fixtures normally found in European countries. These fixtures have surface mounted, round silver-coated buttons with amber or red halo and look similar as Dewhurst M-10 and M-20 Series buttons. The floor indicators are amber KSS 570/670-style LED dot-matrix with a stainless steel mesh display, making them vandal-resistant looking. In addition, the arrows on the hall lanterns are transparent. There are also fixtures that is similar to KSS 570/670 except it does not have a halo instead they are bead blasted stainless steel have tactile which light up when pressed[18].

KSS 140

KSS 140 is another type of vandal-resistant fixtures. These fixtures have round grey metal buttons with grey braille plates next to them, and using the same style of floor indicators as KSS 130.

KSS 280

KSS 280 is a relatively newer fixtures line for both European and Asian market[19], launched in 2012. These fixtures have rounded square stainless steel buttons with white illuminating halo and high-contrast segmented LCD floor indicators. There are also white square buttons with braille plates, similar to ADA-compliant fixtures. Panels are surface mounted. The call button panels have pressable bar on the top and bottom with a black chevron-shaped arrow and illuminates in white. Sometimes the black square displays on the center of the panel can be an LCD indicator as an option.

KSS 300-400/305

KSS 300-400/305 has a distinctive look. It consists of round plastic silver-coated buttons with yellow orange halo and tactile. Call station is shaped like a lozenge and it is surface mounted. The car station inside the car is flush mounted. For main floor, the button slightly protrudes and has green illuminating halo. The floor indicators are black lozenge-shaped display with either a LED segmented or dot matrix display and and a directional indicator consisting of a rhombus and two trapezoids. KSS 300-400 is currently used for the European Kone EcoSpace[20] and EcoSpace B3. The KSS 305 is used for Kone TranSys/MonoGoods[21] elevators in Europe.

KSS 420

KSS 420 looks very similar to KSS 300-400, but the car station is half-height and surface mounted. It uses the same call station design as KSS 300-400/305. Indicators are either LED segmented or dot matrix[22].

KSS 470

KSS 470 is similar to KSS 420 (see above), except that the car station is full-height and surface mounted[23]. The call station has a more squarish design, unlike KSS 420. In addition, KSS 470 does not use LED segmented displays. The modernization version of this fixture is called Revive KSS 210[24] and 430[25].

Australian KSS 470

KSS 470 buttons in Australia have a modified design to include a protruding edge around the button to meet Australian Design requirements. These buttons are only found in Australia.

KSS 520

KSS 520 have round plastic tactile buttons which also have halo lamp. Additionally, the floor number and symbols would lights up when the buttons are pressed. Floor indicator displays are similar to KSS 470 but the display shape is rectangular instead of lozenge[26]. The modernization version of this fixture is called Revive KSS 520[27] and Revive KSS 610[28]. These fixtures were discontinued somewhere in 2008.

Australian KSS 520

KSS 520 buttons in Australia have a modified design to include a protruding edge around the button to meet Australian Design requirements. These buttons are only found in Australia, as well as one recorded appearance in New Zealand.

KSS 570

KSS 570 fixtures are surface mounted fixtures. They have round or square plastic silver coated buttons with illuminating halo and tactile (amber, blue or white). Floor indicators are either LED dot-matrix (amber, blue or white) with scrolling chevron-shaped arrows or black and white LCD display. Hall lanterns also lights up in either amber, blue or white. There is also a keypad version for Kone Polaris destination dispatch called KSP 576. Kone also called these fixtures as KSS 570 Lambda[29].

KSS 620

KSS 620 is similar to KSS 520. Additionally, the floor number and symbols would lights up white when the buttons are pressed. Floor indicators are usually white LED, and often comes in white-lit LCD[30], they are also white dot matrix floor indicators. In Australia, the buttons comes with protruding edge to meet with the Australian Design requirements.

KSS 670

KSS 670 is similar to KSS 570, except that it is a flush mounted fixture.

KSS 800

KSS 800 is a fixture line for Kone Polaris/Destination destination dispatch elevators and it is sold in Asia Pacific and Europe. It is divided into two types; Stainless steel or D-design. For this fixture, the door jamb destination indicator has white LED dot-matrix with scrolling arrows and it is known as KSJ 853/863; KSJ 853 has a width of 33 mm while KSJ 863 has a width of 50 mm. All KSS 800 destination operating panels (DOPs) are surface mounted.

Stainless steel

The destination operating panels (DOPs) have black round buttons and black indicator with white LED dot-matrix. The hall and car station for this type is the KDS 300 or KDS 330 series, although the KDS 330 can only be used for the car station. There is also a Touchscreen destination panel known as KSP 858[31].

D-design

D-design has a similarly design destination panels as the KSS 800 stainless steel. The hall and car stations for this line are the black KSS Design (KSS D) series. The car station can be either partial (D20) or full (D40) height. There is also a Touchscreen destination panel known as KSP 978P[31].

KSS 900

KSS 900 is another fixture line for Kone Polaris destination dispatch elevators, and it is sold in Europe and Asia Pacific. The destination operating panels (DOP) consists of plastic solver coated round or square buttons and a LCD display. DOPs also comes in surface (KSP 937) or flush (KSP 947) mount, as well as a Touchscreen version known as D-Series. The car station for KSS 900 is the KSS 570/670 style.

KSS 970

KSS 970 is a flush mounted fixtures with either rounded or square flushed buttons buttons. Floor indicators are either LED dot matrix (white, amber or blue) or a full color LCD display[32]. They are often used in Kone Marine elevators in cruise ships.

KDS

KDS is the current fixture line used for elevators in Asia and Pacific (Australia and New Zealand) since the mid 2000s. It is a successor of both Delta and K-Delta fixtures. The current KDS series produced are -50, -220 , -300 and -330. There was also a version of KDS for modernization called ReVive, which was a combination of KSS 470, and KDS 50 and 300 fixtures[33]. Kone ReVive has been discontinued.

KDS 50

KDS 50 have surface mounted, round black buttons with red illuminating halo and a vertical black lozenge shaped inner floor indicator with either digital segments, LCD digital segments, or LED floor indicator display.

Exterior fixtures
Interior fixtures

KDS 220

KDS 220 was launched in 2016 as the latest series of the KDS fixtures line. It is mostly based on KDS 330 (see below), but KDS 220 uses a simple orange-illuminating LED digital segmented display for the floor indicators. Buttons are surface mounted and can be either black or stainless steel with orange illumination. For the landing fixtures, the floor indicator is integrated with the call station. A regular KDS 300 wheelchair side panel can also be used along with this fixture as an option[34].

KDS 300

KDS 300 is the most common fixture series found in Asia and often Australia. They have either square or round buttons and can be either flushed onto the panel or just surface mounted. These fixtures have a choise of five illuminating lamps; red, blue, white, green, or orange. These fixtures are also used for the Polaris elevators as KSS 800's stainless steel finishing.

Sometimes, Dewhurst chassis are also provided by owner's request[1]. STEP buttons are also possible to be mounted on a KDS chassis[35], but they are extremely rare.

Flushed square KDS 300
Surface mounted square KDS 300
Flushed round KDS 300
Surface mounted round KDS 300
KDS 300-AUS

KDS 300-AUS are round or square surface mounted buttons with braille, and slightly illuminate when they are not pressed (except for locked floors). They can also be mounted on a KONE KDS Design panel. These fixtures are designed primarily for Australia and New Zealand, but are occasionally found in other Asian countries too.

LED floor indicators

These are either flush or surface mounted floor indicators with LED dot matrix display and can be red, blue, white, orange or green. They were formerly known as KDS 290.

LCD floor indicators

These indicators can be partial or full sized display with either blue or black background display, with segmented numbers and typical Kone KSS-style arrow.

Hall hanterns

Kone KDS have different styles of LED-based hall lanterns.

KDS 330

The KDS 330 was launched in 2015 and it is slightly based on the KSS 280 fixtures. Buttons are round black with silver collar and can be surface or flushed mounted with white illumination. KDS300-AUS buttons can also be used for this fixture for various code requirements. Floor indicator uses the KSS 280 LCD segmented display, but an LED dot matrix (white or red) and a TFT LCD display are also available as an option.[36].

Design

The KONE Design (originally called Designer series) is a stylish fixture line with either solid color or graphic pattern (and often custom design). It features a shatterproof polycarbonate panels with sleek metallic frames. The fixtures currently in production are the D20[16] and D40[16] series. These fixture sets don't have Dewhurst chassis but this chassis can found several custom installations.[1] The difference of both D20 and D40 are the height of the panel; D20 panels have partial height while D40 panels have full height. KONE Design fixture is also used for the Polaris destination dispatch elevators as car stations, along with KSS 800 D-design fixtures.

This fixture line is called Design in Europe and KDS D Design in Asia Pacific.

KSS Design

These fixtures are part of the KSS series. Buttons are flushed with illuminating halo, and have indicators with either KSS 300-400/470 or KSS 570-style LED dot-matrix. KSS Design car station can also be used for Polaris elevators as part of KSS 800's D-design finishing.

KDS Design

These fixtures are part of the KDS series. They are similar to the European Design series, but have the option of KDS 300-AUS buttons with braille and tactile. They have KDS 300-style LED floor indicators.

Polaris Touchscreen

This is a black LCD touchscreen destination panels for the Kone Polaris destination dispatch system with similar font and arrow as the ones found in KSS 280, KDS 300 and KDS 330 signalizations. It consists of three series; KSP 858, KSP 978P and 979L[37]

KSP 858

This is a wall mounted touchscreen with 298x298 dimensions. It can also be installed with a pedestal.

KSP 978P

This is a black wall mounted touchscreen with 229x448 dimensions.

KSP 979L

This is a white wall mounted touchscreen with 510x360 dimensions with mechanical keypad buttons next to the touchscreen.

Evergreen

These fixtures are designed for vintage elevator modernizations. These fixtures are made to look older. The buttons are small black buttons, with a red halo. These fixtures are only known to exist in Finland and Sweden, but they might also exist in some other countries. Originally these fixtures were launched in the early 2000s based on the Delta fixtures and marketed as ReVive Evergreen Flushline[12].

Third-party and other fixtures

These are some other variations of fixtures found in Kone elevators in different countries, especially custom-built ones. They usually have Dewhurst and other generic fixtures such as Everbright and even Shanghai STEP.

Third-party fixtures

Some Kone elevators in the United Kingdom and Hong Kong are using fixtures made by Dewhurst. A few Kone elevators in Hong Kong are also using Shanghai STEP and Everbright fixtures.

Custom fixtures

Some Kone elevators in other countries are also using custom fixtures made for the building's owners.

Trivia

  • The European Delta, some KSS and Asian KDS fixtures also have digital segments floor indicators as an option instead of LED dot-matrix.
  • There is one thing to compare between normal and modernization (Revive) version of the KSS fixtures is the round white nameplate below the buttons on the car operating panel. Normal KSS fixtures have the "Powered by Kone EcoDisc" sign while modernization (Revive) and American KSS fixtures have grey Kone logo on the EcoDisc nameplate.

See also

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 It means only indicators are in corresponding Kone standard.
  2. 1945 KONE gated traction elevator (2007 mb KONE M-series) @ Vanha Talvitie 11, Helsinki, Finland
  3. R-TX100V - KONE Novel Elements Roped Hydraulic elevator in Liverpool City Library
  4. KONE Novel Elements (EcoDisc) MRL Traction Elevator in Harbourside Shopping Centre, Sydney
  5. Horrible KONE Novel traction elevators @ Storgata 38, Oslo, Norway
  6. 6.0 6.1 KONE in the UK > Elevators > KONE MonoSpace Exclusive > Car Finishes
  7. Branded as Toshiba.
  8. Kone MonoSpace 500 MRL Traction Elevator at Moscow Domodedovo International Airport in Moscow, RUS
  9. 旺角西洋菜南街2W至2X號KONE升降機
  10. KONE ReVive - Elegant Thinline
  11. KONE ReVive - Elegant Flushline
  12. 12.0 12.1 KONE ReVive - Evergreen Flushline
  13. KONE ReVive - Luxury Flushline
  14. KONE ReVive - AntiVandal Flushline
  15. Only seen on KSS-305, -370, -420, -430, -470, -500, -520, -600, -620 and -D40. KSS-130 and -140 have this feature but it work only directional indicators on the door jamb and directional indicators on the external. KSS-D20 also have this feature but it work only directional indicators on the external.
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 16.4 16.5 D(number) stands for Designer Series. Although they have a same model name of the fixtures set between American and Europe & Asian market, buttons design are quite different (Due the ADA compliant (ASME A17.1) in American market).
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 Work with Kone Polaris (Destination Dispatch system) and only KSS-570 is optional.
  18. KONE KSS 130
  19. KONE KSS 280 signalization
  20. Kone EcoSpace brochure (Great Britain)
  21. Kone MonoGoods brochure (Great Britain)
  22. KONE KSS 420 Signalization System
  23. KONE KSS 470 Signalization System
  24. KONE ReVive KSS 210
  25. KONE Revive KSS 430
  26. KONE KSS 520 Signalization System
  27. KONE Revive KSS 520 signalization
  28. KONE Revive KSS 610 signalization
  29. KSS 570 Lambda
  30. KONE KSS 620 Signalization System
  31. 31.0 31.1 KONE KSS 800 and KSS 900 Signalization Brochure
  32. KONE KSS970
  33. KONE ReVive
  34. KONE KDS 220 Signalization
  35. An example of this configuration can be found in Ngee Ann City, Singapore.
  36. KONE KDS330 Signalization brochure
  37. KONE KSS 800 and KSS 900 Signalization Brochure

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