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For Schindler elevator fixtures found in North America, Please refer to List of Schindler elevator fixtures (North America).

This is a list of Schindler elevator fixtures that are mostly found in Asia, Europe as well as other regions.

Before 1950s

Manually-Controlled

Before automatic elevators with push buttons were appeared in the 1950s, manually-controlled and some automatic freight[1] Schindler elevators were using mechanical cranks. These cranks are smaller compared to Otis.

1950s to 1960s

Black buttons

Schindler used black buttons in the 1950s. These were quite simple fixtures, with black buttons without illumination. Floor numbers are engraved on the panel next to the buttons.

White call buttons

In the 1960s, Schindler used round white buttons for the landing call buttons which illuminates in amber. Most hall stations have analogue floor indicators, as well as directional arrow indicators.

Solenoid (pop-out) buttons

From the 1960s to early 1970s, many Schindler elevators used black buttons; some of them pops-out (electromagnetic solenoid) while some of them do not[2]. The pop-out buttons latched on when pressed then popped out when the car stops. It is also possible for the buttons to be pulled back to cancel car calls. They were also used in Schindler Supermatic (a programmed elevator model for high-rise buildings) elevators.

Touch sensitive buttons

Schindler also used touch sensitive buttons for their elevators in the 1960s, but the alarm, door open/close and other buttons were standard push buttons, such as black or white buttons without illumination[3]. These were stainless steel buttons with illuminating halo. The call buttons were triangle shaped with a stainless steel plate in the middle where you touch them.

Floor indicators

A lot of 1960s Schindler elevators installed with automatic landing doors used analogue floor indicator inside, positioned horizontally above the door and vertically on the landing/hall stations above the call button(s). These were simple floor counters with a black background and illuminating numbers. There was also a version with only illuminating numbers (without a black background) on a stainless steel faceplate - this version was widely used in Schindler elevators in Hong Kong. On rare occasion, a nixie tubes indicator named ETALUX was also used[4][5]. For elevators installed without automatic landing doors, there were not equipped with a floor indicator inside. Some car stations may also have two illuminating directional arrows.

ETALUX

ETALUX was a red nixie tube floor indicator. This indicator was most likely used from the late 1960s-1970s[4].

1970s to 1990s

R-Series

R-Series fixtures was the standard fixtures line used in Schindler elevators in the 1970s. It was still used until around the late 1980s.

Plastic buttons

This was the most common type of R-Series buttons used in the 1970s-1980s. They were small, ice cube-like buttons which lights up orange when pressed. There was also a black version of these buttons which don't light up.

Vandal resistant buttons

A rare variant of R-Series buttons. These buttons were made of solid metal and had no indicator light.

Touch sensitive buttons

R-Series buttons also came out as touch sensitive, but they were rarely used compared to the normal plastic push buttons. The alarm and door control buttons were the normal plastic push buttons due to code compliant reason.

Other types of buttons

Other types of buttons which were used in Schindler R-Series button panels.

Floor indicators and hall lanterns

R-Series floor indicators were mostly simple floor counter with illuminating numbers on a black background. They were usually installed horizontally above the elevator doors (both inside and outside) and also combined with the hall/landing stations which were positioned vertically above the call button(s). There was also another version, with just illuminating numbers but without a black background - this version was commonly used in some 1970s Schindler elevators in Hong Kong. Some floor counters and landing call stations may have two small triangle-shaped arrows which would light up either red or orange. By the 1980s, a digital floor counter began appearing.

Hall lanterns

R-Series hall lanterns were triangle-shaped arrows which lights up orange. Sometimes they also lights up green for up and down for red.

ETALUX

ETALUX was a red nixie tube indicator. This indicator was most likely used from the late 1960s-1970s[4].

Spanish touch sensitive buttons

These fixtures consists of round touch sensitive buttons with orange illuminating halo and black square frame. Floor indicators were simple digital segments display. These fixtures were used in Spain. It is unknown if they were used in other countries.

Fixtures used in China-Schindler elevators

These are the fixtures used in the China-Schindler branded elevators in the 1980s. China-Schindler was a brand formed in 1980 as part of the first industrial joint venture of People's Republic of China with a western company (in this case, Schindler). The buttons are small, round plastic which protrudes from the panel and lights up entirely when pressed. The interior floor indicator are simple floor counter with red or orange illuminating numbers arranged horizontally.

M-Line

M-Line (or M-Series) fixture first came out in around 1978 and they were the most common fixtures in the 1980s-1990s. These fixtures have either push or touch sensitive rounded rectangular buttons made of white aluminium with a red illuminating strip on the top. The floor indicators featured digital segments displays. Today, Schindler still makes M-Line fixtures, usually for use with the Schindler 7000 elevators but not as common as in the 1980s-1990s. M-Line fixtures were also used in some modernizations in the 1980s-1990s, as well as some 5400 AP elevators as optional fixtures.

Push buttons

These are white-coloured rounded rectangular push buttons with a rounded area on the right where you push them.

Touch sensitive buttons

These are white-coloured rounded rectangular touch sensitive buttons made of aluminium. By the 1990s, a stainless steel version of these buttons began appearing. There was also a brass/gold and (an even rare) black version of these buttons. For elevators with these buttons, the alarm or intercom buttons are always push-type due to code compliant.

During the 1980s-1990s, Schindler M-Line touch sensitive buttons were widely used in several Asian countries, such as Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia. In the United States, M-Line touch sensitive buttons were used in few 1980s Schindler Haughton elevators before ASME A17.1 standard started (but they still required to follow ASME A17.3).

Other components

These components were installed in Schindler M-Line car stations, just below the nameplate or the emergency intercom. They are illuminating directional arrows, overload lamp, emergency lamp, speaker, emergency stop switch/button and often, alarm button. These components were usually arranged into two or three rows. Components used varies in some elevators.

Floor indicators (digital segments displays)

Schindler M-Line fixtures used digital segmented floor indicators in the 1980s-1990s. The displays were usually wedge shaped, but there were also flat ones. Some elevators may not have directional arrows. For elevators with arrow direction indicators, they are usually located under the nameplate along with other components such as overload/emergency lamps, speaker or alarm button.

Floor indicators (LED dot matrix display)

By the mid 1990s, some M-Line fixtures began using large LED dot matrix display for floor indicators, which was based on the S-Series fixtures line. The number would scroll every time it changes. The displays were either black or transparent vandal-resistant style. LEDs are normally red or orange coloured, but there were also green ones which are very rare. There are also very few M-Line LED floor indicator using Hitachi-style dot matrix numbers.

Hall lanterns

M-Line hall lanterns were translucent wedged triangles which would illuminate orange. There were also flat lanterns, which were used in some Schindler elevators in Hong Kong. Sometimes there would also be a digital floor indicator positioned in between the two lanterns. These lanterns were positioned horizontally or vertically. In the 1990s, a newer version of these lanterns which are made of acrylic was introduced. These lanterns would illuminate green and red.

Solid round touch sensitive buttons

These buttons are usually made of solid metal and have illuminating halo. Only the alarm and intercom buttons are not touch sensitive due code compliment reason. Most of them are used as call buttons for elevators using M-Line or S-Series fixtures inside, but they are also used inside the elevator.

S-Series

S-Series fixtures was launched in 1984 together with the Schindler design S elevators series. These fixtures had micro stroke click square buttons with a small green or red illuminating lamp in the middle, as well as an engraved lettering on the left. There are four variants of S-Series fixtures; one is the standard variant with light brown coloured buttons and stainless steel panels, one with black/dark grey coloured buttons and panels, one with blue coloured buttons and panels (slightly less common), and one with vandal-resistant buttons and stainless steel panels (which is a very rare variant). Floor indicators used green LED dot matrix displays; they either scrolls or fades in and out when changing numbers. Schindler S-Series are rare, and are mostly found in Europe (especially Switzerland). In Asia, these fixtures were widely used in Thailand.

Standard S-Series

This S-Series variant has light brown coloured buttons placed on a stainless steel face plate.

Black S-Series

This S-Series variant has black or dark grey coloured buttons and face plates. The alarm button is yellow.

Blue S-Series

This S-Series variant has blue coloured buttons and face plates. Like the black variant, the alarm button is yellow.

Vandal resistant S-Series

This S-Series variant has a flushed metal button with a white round button and a red lamp on the left of the button.

D-Line

The D-Line (or D-Series) fixture was introduced in the late 1990s. It has round buttons made of either glass, stainless steel or anodized aluminium with green or red illumination and frame that are either stainless steel or plastic. The floor indicators can either be LED dot matrix or grey LCD displays.

D1

D1 is a round glass button with blue lettering and a small green dot lamp on the top of the button[9].

D2

D2 is similar to D1, except that it has illuminating halo instead of a small dot on the top.

Floor indicators

D-Line used either digital segmented, green LED dot matrix or grey coloured LCD displays with segmented numbers.

Z-Line

Z-Line were destination keypads for the Schindler Miconic 10 destination dispatch elevators. Z-Line was introduced in 1992 along with the launch of the Miconic 10 system. They are installed in the elevator lobby. Unlike conventional up and down call buttons, these keypads lets passenger enter their desired floor destination using telephone-style keypad buttons. A small LCD screen (with dot matrix display) above the buttons would then show the elevator car identification - the car that the passenger must take to get to their destination floor. Inside the elevator, there are digital destination floor counters installed on both sides of the inner door jamb which displays the destination floors that have been registered.

Keypads

Destination floor counters

Smart MRL

These are the fixtures used in Schindler Smart MRL 001 and 002 elevators from the late 1990s until 2001. The car station is a telephone-style keypad with either push or touch sensitive buttons, depends on what series of the Schindler Smart MRL. However, they were criticized to be quite confusing to passengers, as compared to traditional floor buttons, not many people know how to select a certain floor especially for the ground and basement floor which they have to press/touch 0 and -1 respectively. In addition, rendering all floors for elevators in buildings less than 9 floors would become useless. Later, Schindler Smart MRL elevators were discontinued and succeeded by the Schindler EuroLift in 2001.

Schindler 001

These are the fixtures used on Schindler 001 elevators in the late 1990s[10]. They are similar to the fixtures used in Smart MRL elevators except that the touch sensitive keypad buttons are square and has a floor counter using a segments display.

SchindlerMobile

These are the fixtures used in SchindlerMobile elevators in the late 1990s. It has a similar concept to Miconic 10; passengers selects their desired floor first using a numerical keypad before entering the elevator. Inside the elevator there are no floor buttons; only the alarm and door control buttons are present. Floor indicators inside are mostly vertical analogue display, but there are also a scrolling S-Series style LED dot matrix display.

MT

MT was a fixture that are usually found in the United States but it also was used outside the US (such as Canada and Mexico[11]) and were used in very few 1990s Schindler elevators[12]. MT buttons were made by Epco, and can also be mounted on an M-Line chassis.

Oxo

Oxo was a fixture only found in France[13]and was used for both modernization and new elevators. It was produced from 1974 to 1999. Oxo is one of the most common Schindler fixtures in France. The buttons are round, grey, metallic, with engraved number/symbol, some buttons have a small red or green lamp on the top. On the car station there is usually a digital floor indicator (7-segment or LED display), emergency light, overload lamp and two green arrow indicators.

Third-party/generic fixtures

Schindler elevator also uses Dewhurst fixtures for their elevators in the 1980s-1990s, mostly in Asia, Australia and some parts in Europe countries (like United Kingdom).

Custom fixtures

These are fixtures made specially according to building owner's requests.

2000s to present

D-Line

Please refer to D-Line section above.

In the 2000s, Schindler introduced three new button series for the D-Line fixtures, they are D4, D6 and D8. Schindler also updated their floor indicators with a new LED dot matrix pattern. Both the buttons and LED dot matrix floor indicators now have green and red illuminations. There are also very few D-Line fixtures with yellow illumination which are only found in Hong Kong.

D-Line fixtures were used in several Schindler elevator models, such as 300 P/300 L/300 J/3000 ANZ, 500/500 P, 5400 AP, South Korean version of SchindlerElegant MR/MRL and 7000 (formerly Schindler 700). They were also used in some modernizations as well[14]. By the mid 2010s, D-Line fixtures are now mainly used for the Schindler 7000 elevators in Asia Pacific. This is because the other current Schindler elevator model/series (3300/3300 AP, 5500 and few others) already have their own set of fixtures. However, it is possible for Schindler 5500 elevators to use D-Line buttons as an option[15].

Some D-Line fixtures in Asia may have the floor buttons "acting" as analogue position indicators when the car moves[16] [17].

D1

D1 is a round glass button with blue lettering and a small green dot lamp on the top of the button. D1 buttons have been discontinued, but spare parts are still available on third-party suppliers.

D2

D2 buttons are similar to D1 but they have illuminating halo instead of a dot lamp on the top. These buttons might have been discontinued.

D2 Braille

This version of D2 buttons have both tactile and braille. The frame can either be white or black. D2 Braille is very similar to D8 (see below), the only difference is the shape of the arrow on the call buttons. These buttons usually emits a beep when pressed. They are rarely seen Europe, but very common in Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong due to accessibility reasons. D2 Braille buttons might have been discontinued.

D4

D4 are round grey stainless steel buttons with green or red illuminating halo and engraved black lettering. Sometimes they may have braille as an option.

D6

D6 is a black anodized aluminium buttons with engraved/tactile legend on the buttons, and has green or red halo lamp.

D8

D8 buttons looked very similar to D6, but has both tactile and braille on the buttons and the halo is made of black anodized aluminium instead of chrome plate. They also comes with either green or red halo and emits a beep sound when pressed. D8 is very similar to D2 Braille (see above), the only difference is the shape of the arrow on the call buttons. Like the rest of the D-Line buttons, D8 buttons come in red or green illuminating halo

Floor indicators

D-Line fixtures have either green or red wide LED dot-matrix floor indicator with scrolling arrow in the same display, with higher density than S-Series indicators. Some indicators may also support more characters like Chinese and even half floors[18][19]. Some elevators may have both D-Line and M-Line fixtures in one panel. In other cases, D-Line buttons are also possible to be mounted on a Schindler E-Type (see below) hall station.

D-Line (Japan)

This version of D-Line is only found in Japan, and was normally used in the Schindler 300 J elevators. The floor indicators are either LED digital segments or dot matrix display.

M-Line

Please refer to M-Line section above.

Schindler continued making the M-Line touch sensitive and push button fixtures with updates. The current M-Line buttons comes in three variants; stainless steel (the standard one), stainless steel mirror polished and stainless steel gold polished. M-Line buttons are combined with the D-Line LED floor indicators, and often Schindler E-Vision LCD displays. They are often found in Schindler 7000 as well as Schindler 5400 AP or 5500 elevators as optional fixtures. Some modernizations also used these fixtures.

Z-Line

Please refer to Z-Line section above.

Schindler updated the Z-Line fixtures in the 2000s. The LCD displays now lights up blue or white when the keypad buttons are pressed. The latest batch of Z-Line, which called as Z-Line III, use coloured LCD displays with a Arial Narrow typeset. Z-Line keypads are still being used today on Schindler 5500 and 7000 elevators working with PORT Technology. They are used for Fireman Service Mode and are hidden behind a locked compartment inside the elevator car.

Keypads

Elevator identification plates

These surface mounted plates shows the identification of each elevator cars in the lobby using alphabet. In some elevators where handicap mode is included, these plates would light up in blue and plays a chime (and sometimes automated voices as well).

Destination floor indicators

Keypads inside elevator

These Z-Line keypads are normally used for Fireman Service Mode and are hidden behind a locked compartment. It is still being used in elevators working with PORT Technology.

E-Vision

These are large LCD inside floor indicators, mostly used for Schindler 7000 elevators. They shows either slideshows or multimedia (or both) and are all based on the Microsoft Windows 7 operating system.

L-Fixtures

Schindler L-Fixtures are only found in Europe and are less common compared to other Schindler's fixtures series. These fixtures consists of rounded rectangular buttons with a red stripe lamp on the bottom and red LED floor indicators. They can be used for both new installation and modernization. It is unknown if L-Fixtures are still being made today. These fixtures are used in Schindler 2400, 2500 and 2600, 5400 EU and some modernizations.

NeoLift

This is the fixture used in NeoLift, an elevator model only sold in Central and South America. It was first developed by Atlas Schindler in Brazil. It consists of rounded rectangular buttons with a blue lamp on the edge and digital segments, with braille writing, and the floor number on the other edge as the button. It can have TFT Display, LED or LCD floor indicators[20]. A fingerprint device called BioPass could also be incorporated into the car station for security.

Fixtures used in Schindler 310L

These fixtures are found in Central and South American countries. The floor buttons are rectangular and touch sensitive, with a concave touch surface and a red strip lamp on either the left or right side of the button, while the door, fan, light and alarm buttons are not touch sensitive. They were also developed by Atlas Schindler.

FI

FI MXB

These fixtures consists of push buttons that are shaped like M-Line buttons with a yellow illumination and floor indicators with yellow LED dot matrix display. FI MXB was first used on the Schindler EuroLift elevators, which was launched in 2001. It was also used on the 5400 EU elevators. It is now a current fixtures option for the Schindler 2400, 2500, 2600 and some Haushahn elevators, as well as modernizations.

FI MXB floor indicators initially features thicker LEDs when they were first used on the EuroLift elevators. The LEDs were later updated with a more simpler look when the fixtures line was expanded to other Schindler elevator models.

FI MXV

FI MXV is a vandal resistant fixture line. It consists of round metallic buttons with yellow lamp on the center and transparent display floor indicator with yellow LED dot-matrix. Like FI MXB, these fixtures are currently used in Schindler 2400, 2500 and 2600 as well as modernizations. It was also used on the 5400 EU.

FI MXH

FI MXH is a combination of both FI MXB and FI MXV. The buttons are FI MXV while the floor indicators are FI MXB.

FI GL

FI GL is a fixtures line that are made of glass. It features either touch sensitive or push buttons and LED digital segmented floor indicators. The touch sensitive buttons version is simply a flat glass panel with blue illuminating numbers for active car calls. When the buttons are touched, they will light up red. The push buttons version comes with grey square buttons with braille and tactile as well as beep. There is also a telephone-style keypad button layout, where passenger enter their desired floor, similar to SchindlerSmart.

These fixtures are currently used on the Schindler 3100, 3300/3300 AP/3300 IN, 3400, 3600, 6200 and 6300 elevators.

Asian version

The Asian version of FI GL are used on the Schindler 3300 AP, 3400 and 3600 elevators. For the touch sensitive version, the landing stations have V-shaped call buttons which illuminates red. The push button version has call buttons with red illuminating halo as well as floor buttons with braille, tactile and a small illuminating dot lamp.

European version

The European version of FI GL is used on the Schindler 3100, 3300 and 6300 elevators in Europe, Australia and New Zealand. For the touch sensitive version, the landing stations have an O-shaped call button which illuminates red. The push button version has call buttons with blue illuminating halo as well as non-illuminating floor buttons. Because the floor buttons don't have illumination, the selected floor is displayed on the glass panel. The telephone-style keypad touch sensitive buttons also do not have illumination[21]. FI GL push buttons were discontinued in 2013 except for Croatia, Hungary, Montenegro and Serbia.

FI GS

FI GS is a surface mounted fixture line used in Schindler 3100/3100 IN, 3300/3300 AP, 3400, 6200 and 6300 elevators. It is very similar to Linea 100. Buttons are square grey with a tactile and red illuminating halo[22]. Some buttons may have braille as an option. Floor indicators are LED dot matrix shown in a glass display. In some cases, the alarm button may illuminate in white and the floor buttons may have a high pitched beep. There is also a flush mounted version used in Schindler 5500 elevators.

FIGS 120

FIGS 120 is a new touch sensitive fixture like which looks very similar to FI GL. It is a combination of both FIGL and FIGS. The buttons are FIGL while the button beeps and LED dot matrix indicators are from FIGS. This fixture line is currently used in the Asian, European and Latin America market for the latest edition of Schindler 3300/3300 AP[23] elevators as well as modernizations[24].

E-Type

E-Type was a fixtures line only used in Asia and New Zealand. The buttons appears to be a Shanghai STEP PB112 series which were branded by Schindler as E2. Floor indicators used LED digital segmented displays. It is possible for D2, D6, and newer M-Line push buttons to be mounted on the E-Type hall station. These fixtures might have been discontinued by Schindler. E-Type was the standard fixtures line for the Schindler 100 P[25] and SchindlerElegant MRL[26] elevators. It was also an optional fixtures line for Schindler 300 P and 5400 AP[27] elevators.