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For the American Mitsubishi fixtures, Please refer to List of Mitsubishi elevator fixtures (North America).

This is a list of Mitsubishi elevator fixtures found in most part of Asia, as well as Europe and South America. Note that all of the fixtures listed below do not have official names.

1960s

Black buttons

These fixtures consists of simple non-illuminating black buttons and analogue floor counter with illuminating circles on the car station.

Small white buttons

These are small round white plastic which lights up by bulb, and acts as car floor position indicator as there is no floor indicator inside the car. However, they do not lights up when they are pressed.

Larger round buttons

A few Mitsubishi elevators from the late 1960s had larger white round buttons which actually illuminated when pressed. These buttons were mostly used in mid and high-rise elevators.

Triangle call buttons

These were illuminating triangle shaped call buttons that raised from the faceplate.

Square call buttons

There were square buttons that were made of glass-like plastic with a triangle shaped arrow in the middle. They light up green for up and red for down. Only a few 1960s Mitsubishi elevators used this type of buttons.

Vandal resistant buttons

In the 1960s and possibly 1970s, Mitsubishi also made vandal-resistant buttons with small light-bulb but not as common as their original 1990s ones.

Hall and car floor indicator

These were all analogue displays. There are three variants of these floor indicators; one is a simple floor counter with illuminating numbers (which actually belongs to Hitachi), one with illuminating circles, and one with illuminating squares. The illuminating circle variant ones were mostly used on the hall/landing stations, positioned vertically above the call button. The illuminating square variant is the rarer ones; they were commonly found in mid and high-rise elevators.

1970s

Round buttons

These are round white buttons with black frame and would lights up in orange by a conventional bulb, similar to Westinghouse's AE buttons. On some elevators installed in the 1970s where there are no car floor indicators, the floor buttons functions as floor indicators and do not lights up when they are pressed[1]. In addition, Dewhurst chassis were also provided as well as building owner's request.[2].

Square call buttons

These buttons are found in some mid to high-rise elevators. They are made of clear glass-like plastic with a metal triangle-shaped arrow placed in the middle of the button. They lights up in green for up and red for down. Some of them even light up in yellow, but it is rare.

Touch sensitive buttons

These are square touch sensitive buttons with a stainless steel plate in the middle and an orange illuminating halo which is made of acrylic. A round version of these buttons also existed but not as common as the square version, making them very rare.

Vandal-resistant fixtures

In the 1970s and possibly 1980s, Mitsubishi also made vandal-resistant buttons with small light-bulb but not as common as their original 1990s ones.

Floor indicators and hall lanterns

Mitsubishi used analogue display floor indicators in the 1970s. The floor indicators were simple floor counters with illuminating numbers over a black background; these are mostly found inside the elevator above the door where they were positioned horizontally and on landing/hall stations where they positioned vertically above the call button(s). On some elevators, the hall stations for intermediate floors and the top floor only had two illuminating arrows instead of a full floor counter display. There were also illuminating squares positioned horizontally; these were normally found in more upscale or high-rise buildings. Hall lanterns, if present, are triangular shaped and would light up green for up, red for down, or white for both directions. There were also elevators that were not equipped with a floor indicator inside the car. For these elevators, the floor buttons functions as floor indicator and they wouldn't light up when pressed.

1980s

1980s batch of Mitsubishi fixtures (type 1)

Round white buttons

Mitsubishi continued using their 1970s round white buttons in the 1980s until around the late 1990s[4]. By this period, a black version of these buttons became available; these had illuminating number over a black background. Also there were still some elevators that did not equipped with a floor indicator inside; instead the floor buttons functions as floor indicator and wouldn't light up when pressed.

Touch sensitive buttons

These are either square or round touch sensitive buttons with a stainless steel plate in the middle and a yellow orange illuminating acrylic halo. They are commonly found in some 1970-1980s Mitsubishi elevators. The square version ones were more common than the round ones, making the round version very rare.

Black round buttons

Mitsubishi introduced these buttons sometimes in the mid 1980s, which were black round buttons with an orange illuminating number and symbol. Dewhurst chassis were also provided as well as landlords request.[2].

Square/round call buttons

These buttons were used in some conventional low to mid-rise and high-rise elevators in the 1980s. The buttons are made of clear glass-like plastic with a metal triangle-shaped arrow placed in the middle. They lights up in green for up and red for down. Another version of square call buttons is with illuminating halo and triangular arrow. There was also a round version of these buttons but extremely rare.

Floor indicators and hall lanterns

Mitsubishi updated the inside analogue floor counters, making them integrated with the transom panel. The design remained with black background with illuminating numbers, going horizontally above the doors and vertically on the hall/landing stations. Some hall stations have a full floor counter display on all floors, while some others only had illuminating arrows on intermediate floors and the top floors (only the one on the main/ground floor had a full floor counter display). Mitsubishi also continued making floor counters with illuminating squares, which were normally found in more upscale and high-rise buildings. Hall lanterns, if present, were triangle shaped which lights up green for up and red for down, and often white for both directions. However, there were also other variants of hall lanterns in the 1980s. By the 1980s, digital floor indicators became available, of which a few elevators began to use them. For elevators without a floor indicator inside the car, the floor buttons functions

Car call indicator

These are set of small lamps that displays the current car position, direction travel, hall calls, as well as the position of floor landing of other elevator cars. Commonly found in elevators in Japan or the buildings used with the elevator operators from the 1970s to 1980s, these indicators have green and red lamps. The green lamps indicates up hall calls while the red lamps indicates down hall calls. This could also work under Attendant service.

1980s batch of Mitsubishi fixtures (type 2)

These fixtures consists of black square buttons that lights up in orange and a simple segmented digital indicators. The fan and light switch are on the car station, and there is no door close button. There is no attendant service cabinet. In most elevators, the hall stations for floors other than the main/ground floor have only illuminating arrows.

Dumbwaiter fixtures

These are the operating fixtures used in 1980s Mitsubishi dumbwaiters.

Generic fixtures

Some Mitsubishi elevators built in 1980s, mainly in Hong Kong were using Dewhurst fixtures, such as the US81 buttons.

1990s

Square/Round buttons (1970s-1980s type)

Mitsubishi continued using the 1970s-1980s round buttons until in the mid 1990s, mostly used for their hydraulic passenger elevators[4] [6] and rarely, freight and vehicle elevators[7]. Most of these elevators have the old style inner analogue floor counter, but some others did not have indicators; instead the buttons functions as floor indicators. Also, Dewhurst chassis were also provided as well as building owner's request.[2]. [8]

1990s batch of Mitsubishi fixtures

These fixtures were made between the late 1980s and the mid 1990s. It had dark colored square plastic buttons placed on either a brown-colored matte or stainless steel surface; the latter were mostly used in high-rise installations and custom orders. Dewhurst chassis were also provided as well as landlords request[2]. Mechanical bell sound was mostly used as the arrival chime, but few elevators were already using electronic chimes.

Black square buttons

These were dark brown square plastic buttons with orange illuminated number. The landing call buttons had a wedge-shaped frame; this only applies if the buttons are placed on a stainless steel faceplate. In addition, buttons on wheelchair/handicap panels have brown colored frame, possibly due to disability reasons.

Touch sensitive buttons

These buttons are nearly identical to the 1980s touch sensitive buttons, although they were rarely used.

Floor indicators

Mitsubishi used digital floor indicators for this batch of fixtures. The interior floor indicators are either integrated into the car station (which features 16 segments display)[9] or positioned above the door. The former had a flashing number; the floor number would flashes when the car is approaching a floor. The latter didn't have flashing floor number. Sometimes, an analogue floor counter was also used; they were either found on the hall stations above the call button(s) or (rarely) on the car station positioned horizontally. The old style analogue floor counter with illuminating squares were mostly used as a hall floor indicator positioned above the landing door, but some others were used as car floor indicator inside. Some high-rise elevators, however, had a digital floor indicator that look pretty much similar to an Otis Series 1 fixtures; this was integrated into the car station and had a sloping display as well as an information display bar below the number.

Hall lanterns

The standard hall lanterns were in triangle shaped, and lights up orange for both directions. These were either horizontal or vertical. There were also other variants of hall lanterns, such as round ones which were arranged vertically. Sometimes there would be a digital floor display in between the two lanterns. All of these lanterns had incandescent lamps.

Mid 1990s batch of Mitsubishi fixtures

These fixtures were made between the mid and late 1990s. It consists of black square buttons on either a stainless steel or dark grey matte faceplate and brand new floor indicators with LED dot matrix displays. The buttons were larger than the previous ones and had a higher contrast yellow orange illumination (except the door open button where it would light up green), making them easier and clearer to see. In addition, the door control buttons now lights up when pressed. The new floor indicator features an LCD-based LED dot-matrix display[10] with flashing floor number; the number would flashes when the car is approaching a floor. The flashing number feature only applies for the inside floor indicators. By this period, a new hall lantern variant was introduced which were square acrylic blocks with a white arrow in the middle and would flashes when the car arrives. These lanterns had incandescent lamps.

Dewhurst chassis were also provided as well as landlords request for this batch of fixtures.[2]

Buttons

Floor indicators and hall lanterns

Hall lanterns

American fixtures

Further information: List of Mitsubishi elevator fixtures (North America)

These fixtures were made for the American Mitsubishi elevators in the late 1980s-mid 1990s, but they were also used in very few Mitsubishi elevators installed in Asia. The buttons were nearly identical to the late 1980s-early 1990s dark brown square buttons except that they have braille plate attached to them. The numbers were replaced by an amber illuminating square (as the numbers were moved over to the braille plates), but some others were kept on the buttons, such as the ones found in Haneda International Airport in Osaka, Japan. The floor indicators were digital segments.

Unknown fixtures

These fixtures are very rare. The buttons are round convex silver polished with yellow orange illuminating halo. The floor indicators are digital segments. On some elevators, there are two bar shaped hall lanterns installed on the transom panel and would flashes in amber. Normally, Mitsubishi elevators with these fixtures do not have the Mitsubishi brand name displayed on the panels.

Third-party and other fixtures

Third-party fixtures

All elevators installed in government buildings and Public Housing Estates in Hong Kong were using Dewhurst fixtures, mostly the US81 braille and some of US81 Compact.

Custom fixtures

These custom fixtures were mostly made according to building owner's requests.

Dumbwaiter fixtures

These are the fixtures used for Mitsubishi dumbwaiters in the late 1980s? to 1990s.

Arrival chimes

Mitsubishi had been using mechanical bell from the early 1970s to late 1990s. By the mid 1980s, a two-tone electronic chime began appearing, which has becoming a standard feature since then. These electronic chimes sounds similar to some Otis chimes on that period but their ringing mode is quite different because Mitsubishi's chimes would ring again when you push the call buttons again (if the elevator arrived at the floor where you called and the doors opened) but Otis's chimes would ring once only when the doors open.[12]. There was also a reversed version of this chime, usually for indicating down calls. There was also a four-tone electronic chime, which also comes with a reversed version to indicate down calls. These chimes are now used on the Shanghai Mitsubishi elevators.

2000s to present

2000s batch of Mitsubishi fixtures (type 1, late 1990s-late 2000s)

This batch of fixtures came out in 1997 when the Mitsubishi GPS-III was launched. It was also used on the Mitsubishi GPM-III (for Asian market), GPS-IIIMZ, GPS-BIII, GPQ and GPX elevators. Dewhurst chassis was also provided as well as landlords request.[2]. These fixtures have been discontinued by Mitsubishi since the mid 2000s.

Black square buttons

These are black square buttons made of plastic with a yellow orange illuminating number and symbol.

Vandal resistant buttons

These are round grey buttons with a yellow orange strip lamp on the top over a grey braille plate.

Touch Sensitive buttons

Floor indicators

Mitsubishi continued to use their LCD-based LED dot matrix floor indicators. Both the directional arrow and number are positioned horizontally just like the ones used in the late 1990s.

Hall lanterns

Mitsubishi continues to produce their square acrylic hall lanterns and they are now LED-based instead of conventional bulb type. Besides these square lanterns, they also made different variation of lanterns, often comes in different colors like green, red, or even white. There are also custom made lanterns used in some elevators.

American black round buttons

Current batch of Mitsubishi fixtures (type 2, since 2001)

In 2001, Mitsubishi introduced a new line of redesigned fixtures. Dubbed as "Universal Design", it features several updates, such as new button variations, wider door open button (to avoid confusion with the door close button), raised green button to indicate main floor (raised about 5 mm than the other buttons)[13], and a newly enlarged LED dot matrix display (1.5 times larger than the previous displays). In addition, the button character's font has been changed from Helvetica to Gill Sans Medium.

This batch of fixtures was used on the Elenessa, NexWay, early Mitsubishi NEXIEZ, and GFC-L2 (freight elevator) series elevators. It was also used the ELEMOTION (low to mid-rise) and NexWay (high-rise) modernization series. Mitsubishi have stopped producing this batch of fixtures for the current elevator models. However, it is still used in certain NexWay-S, NEXIEZ-MR and -MRL as well as GFC-L2 series elevators.

The second batch of this fixture has several variation of buttons listed below.

Barrel shaped buttons

These are the standard buttons, and the most common type of buttons used in many Mitsubishi elevators, including modernization ones[14]. They are made of black plastic. There were two versions of these buttons; the tactile version and the non-tactile (flat) version. The tactile version has a raised side as well as a tactile legend which illuminates yellow orange when the buttons are pressed. The non-tactile version is simply a flat button, and the number or symbol on the buttons will light up yellow orange when pressed. The alarm button is yellow, and the door open button is wider than the rest of the buttons to avoid confusion with the door close button.

Round black buttons (flat)

These are black round flat plastic buttons without tactile. When pressed, the number or symbol will light up in yellow orange.

Round stainless steel buttons

These buttons are made of stainless steel mat with raised side and a tactile which light up in yellow orange when pressed. There is also a black version of these buttons due to disability reasons.

Black and white square buttons

These are small black and white square buttons with a small lamp strip on the top. They don't have tactile legend. These buttons are normally found in high rise elevators.

Glass tone plastic buttons

These are square buttons made of glass tone plastic and lights up in yellow orange, but some buttons may also light up white. They do not have tactile.

Touch sensitive buttons (1)

These are rectangular touch sensitive buttons made of dark grey plastic.

Touch sensitive buttons (2)

These are square touch sensitive buttons with a stainless steel touch plate on a crystal-clear acrylic block which lights up yellow orange when touched. It is based on their 1970s-1980s touch sensitive buttons.

Vertical rectangular buttons

These are vertical black wedged buttons which are only found in Japan.

Large square buttons

These buttons are usually used in railway stations in Japan.

Singaporean barrel buttons

These buttons are made exclusively for Mitsubishi elevators installed in Singapore for disability reasons. The buttons are grey barrel shaped with braille and yellow orange illuminating tactile. However, the door close button is not wider as opposed to the standard Mitsubishi buttons.

Custom buttons

Floor indicators (LED)

The floor indicator features an enlarged LED dot matrix display. Many Mitsubishi elevators comes with these LED floor indicators as a standard feature.

Floor indicators (LCD)

Besides the standard LED dot matrix display, there were also LCD displays for the floor indicators as an optional feature. Initially the displays had grey background with black characters and directional arrow. These have since been replaced with a new display featuring black background with white characters and an animating blue colored directional arrow.

Hall lanterns

Mitsubishi initially used incandescent lamps for the hall lanterns. However, they changed to use LEDs when they introduced new hall lantern variations.

Current batch of Mitsubishi fixtures (type 3, 2011-present)

These are the current fixtures used on all Mitsubishi NEXIEZ series (for overseas market), Mitsubishi ELEMOTION (low to mid-rise modernization), AXIEZ and NEXCUBE elevators in Japan. These fixtures were launched in 2011 and was initially used for the AXIEZ and NEXCUBE elevators in Japan. It was later expanded to overseas market in 2013 for the NEXIEZ series.

Round stainless steel buttons (Tactiled)

These buttons are made of stainless steel with tactile with amber (also known as orange) illuminating halo and tactile by default. Blue or white illuminating halo and tactile options also provided. However, the door open button is not enlarged.

Round stainless steel buttons (Flat)

These buttons are similar to round stainless steel buttons above, but without tactile.

Large square glass buttons

These buttons are only found in Japan. They are made of glass and has illuminating lamp. Sometimes a small tactile can also be placed on the top of the buttons as an option.

Glass tone buttons

These buttons are made of glass and lights up entirely in orange, white or blue. In Japan, these buttons came out in round, and a bigger size is also produced.

Other buttons

Floor indicators (LED)

Like their previous fixtures, Mitsubishi still using their LED dot matrix display for floor indicators. There is also a segmented version of LED display. The square acrylic hall lanterns are still produced, and they are now LED based. There are also other styles of LED hall lanterns.[15]

Exclusively in Japan, some of the segmented or dot matrix[16] LED indicator displays inside the elevator are made of metal-like resin faceplate.