For the American fixtures, Please refer to Mitsubishi Elevator Fixtures Guide (American).

This is a fixtures guide of Mitsubishi Elevator found in most of the Asia, Europe and South America.


Black buttons

These fixtures consists of simple black buttons and analog floor counter positioned on the car station.

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. These buttons are often found in some Mitsubishi elevators installed in very early 1970s.

Illuminating buttons

Few Mitsubishi elevators from the late 1960s had white round buttons or triangle buttons which were actually illuminated when pressed.

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 analog hall floor indicators are normally found in 1960s Mitsubishi in Hong Kong with manual swing door, also with automic door.


Round buttons

These buttons are round with black halo, lights up in orange by a conventional bulb and flushed to the panel, similar to Westinghouse's AE buttons. They usually comes in white, and later designs comes in black with illuminating number in the 1980s-1990s. 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]. Also, Dewhurst chassis also provided as well as building owner's request.[2]. Some intermediate hall stations may have vertical floor counters with either illuninating numbers or just illuminating arrows.

Square call buttons

These buttons are found in some mid to high-rise elevators. They are made of clear glass-like plastic with a solid metal arrow placed on the center of the button. They lights up in green for up and red for down.

Floor indicators and hall lanterns

Mitsubishi uses analog floor indicators in the 1970s. Most of the indicators are black floor counter with illuminating numbers. Some also uses floor counter made of small acrylic blocks. There are also elevators without an inside floor counter. For these elevators, the floor buttons functions as floor indicators and they do not light up when pressed. Hall lanterns, if present, are triangular.


1980s batch of Mitsubishi fixtures (type 1)

Round white buttons

Mitsubishi continued producing their 1970s round white buttons in the 1980s until around the late 1990s[4]. For some elevators without an inside floor indicator, the floor buttons functions as floor indicators.

Touch sensitive buttons

These buttons are square acrylic with a small metal square or round touch surface on the center and the halo would lights up in yellow orange. They were commonly found in some 1970-1980s Mitsubishi elevators. Today, Mitsubishi produce touch sensitive buttons looking similar to this, with a Gill Sans Medium font.

Black round buttons

These have black round buttons with amber illuminating numbers on the center and are normally found in Japan. Dewhurst chassis also provided as well as landlords request.[2]. Floor indicators were black floor counter with lighted numbers for the car and floor counter which consists of square acrylic lenses for the hall station.

Square/round call buttons

These are used in some conventional and high-rise elevators in the 1980s. The buttons are made of clear glass-like plastic with a solid metal triangular arrow placed on the center of the button. 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 is also a round version but it is extremely rare.

Floor indicators and hall lanterns

In the 1980s, the inside floor indicator were updated; this time they are flushed to the transom panel above the landing doors, although some freight elevators may not have indicators above the door, instead the floor buttons functions as indicators. There was also a square call button with illuminating halo. Some hall stations only had illuminating arrows. There were also floor indicators made of square acrylic lenses; these indicators were normally found in some more upscale or high-rise elevators or simply used as external floor indicators. Hall lanterns were triangular acrylic lenses with green/red illuminations. Few elevators have already using a modern digital segmented indicator instead.

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 (as well as there is no attendant service cabinet) and there is no door close button. In most elevators, the hall stations for floors other than the main/ground floor, there are only illuminating arrows.

Dumbwaiter fixtures

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


Round buttons (1970s-1980s type)

Mitsubishi continues to produce their 1970s-1980s round buttons until in the mid 1990's, mostly used in their hydraulic elevators[4] [5] and rarely, freight elevators[6]. Most of these elevators have the old style inner analog floor counter above the door, but some others may not have indicators; instead the buttons functions as floor indicators. Also, Dewhurst chassis also provided as well as building owner's request.[2]. [7]

1990s batch of Mitsubishi fixtures

These fixtures were made between 1988 and the mid 1990s. The inner buttons were placed over a brownish matte plate on the car station. Dewhurst chassis 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

This is the most common type of buttons used in early 1990s Mitsubishi elevators. They protrudes from a brown matte and illuminates in yellow orange. For the call buttons, they have wedged-shaped frame.

Touch sensitive buttons

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

Floor indicators and hall lanterns

Floor indicators were almost digital segments and only few cases with floor counter as for low-rise buildings, most car floor indicators were found above the landing doors but some elevators had the floor indicator located on the panel above the buttons. Hall lanterns comes in a form of a triangular fluorescent lens.

Mid 1990s batch of Mitsubishi fixtures

Mitsubishi updated their black square buttons in 1995 making them flushed with the panel and were larger and much clearer to see with high contrast amber illumination. The door control buttons are now lights up with the door open button lights up in green. On some elevators, the buttons were flushed on a black trim panel, with the door control buttons slanted upward. So does the floor indicator display which was slightly slanted downward. An LCD-based LED dot-matrix floor indicator[8] was introduced on this fixtures, with flashing floor numbers (inside) and arrows (outside). New flashing hall lanterns were also introduced, they comes in a form of square acrylic lenses with a solid metallic arrow on the middle and lighted by a conventional bulb illumination. Dewhurst chassis also provided as well as landlords request.[2]

Mitsubishi also introduced a new electronic arrival chime for these fixtures but some elevators were still using the 1970s-1990s mechanical bell.


Floor indicators and hall lanterns

American fixtures

Further information: Mitsubishi Elevator Fixtures Guide (American)

Very few elevators in Asia installed in the early 1990s were using the American fixtures. The buttons looks the same as the Asian version but they have square orange lamp on the center and grey braille and tactile plate.

Unknown fixtures

These fixtures are very rare. The buttons are round convex silver polished with yellow orange illuminating halo and 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.

Custom fixtures

Dumbwaiter fixtures

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

Arrival chimes

Mitsubishi has been using mechanical bell from the early 1970s to late 1990s. Beginning in the mid-1990s, Mitsubishi started using electronic chimes. These chimes sounds similar to some Otis chimes on that period but their ringing mode is quite different because Mitsubishi's chimes 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 will ring once only when the doors open.[9] In some high rise elevators, there are two chimes which represents upward and downward travel.

2000s to present

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

These fixtures came out in 1997 when the Mitsubishi GPS-III was first marketed. They were also used in Mitsubishi GPM-III (for Asian market), GPS-IIIMZ, GPS-BIII, GPQ and GPX elevators. In this batch of fixtures, Dewhurst chassis is also provided as well as landlords request.[2]. These fixtures have been discontinued by Mitsubishi, but second-hand ones are often reused by different elevator fixtures companies for modernization or even elevator reinstallation.

Black square buttons

Mitsubishi updated their black square buttons again in the late 1990s, making them smaller and had micro-click movement when pressed. The standard fixtures would have the buttons flushed on a normal stainless steel panel but there was also a black trim car station with the buttons flushed on them.

Vandal resistant buttons

These buttons are round grey metal buttons with small illuminating stripe on the top of the button and braille plate, making them to look like ADA-compliant American fixtures. Vandal-resistant buttons were rarely used and thus less common.

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 1, since 2001)

Mitsubishi later redesigned their fixtures as part of their passenger-friendly "Universal Design" program due to accessibility reason. This batch of fixtures came out in 2001 along with the introduction of Mitsubishi Elenessa and later Mitsubishi NexWay models. It has several new features; the buttons now has several variations, door open button is enlarged to prevent confusion with the door close buttons, button for main floor is protruded from the panel and comes in green[10], and the LED floor indicators has been enlarged approximately 1.5 times larger than previous indicators. These fixtures are no longer used for most newer Mitsubishi elevator models, but they are still being offered for NEXIEZ-MR, NexWay-S, Elemotion (low-rise modernization) and NexWay high-rise modernization models.

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

Barrel shaped buttons

Barrel shaped buttons are very common and are mostly found in almost every newer elevators and some modernization cases[11]. They are made in black plastic. They have two types; tactile and non-tactile. The tactile version has raised side and yellow orange illuminating tactile floor number and symbol. For the non-tactile version, the buttons are fully flat which looks very similar like the black square fourth generation Traditional buttons. The alarm button is painted in yellow, and the door open button is enlarged to make it easier to be operated by the disabled people. There is also a slightly different type of buttons found in Singapore; these buttons are grey and have both tactile and braille. However, the door open button is not enlarged.

Round black buttons (flat)

These are black round and flat plastic buttons without tactile number and symbol, and would lights up in yellow orange.

Round stainless steel buttons (vandal resistant)

These buttons are made in stainless steel mat with raised side and illuminating tactile number and symbol. The surface also came out as black for accessibility reason.

Square stainless steel buttons (vandal resistant)

These are similar to the round stainless steel version above but the buttons are square.

Black and white square buttons

These are small black and white square buttons with small illuminating stripe on the top of the buttons. They don't have tactile legend, except for the hall call, door control, and alarm buttons which uses the tactile barrel shaped type. 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 white. They do not have tactile and slightly protrude from the panel.

Touch sensitive buttons

Mitsubishi continued making their 1980s square touch sensitive buttons with very little changes (such as font has been changed to Gill Sans Medium) throughout the 2000s. These buttons might have been discontinued both in Japan and outside Japan. Another version of the new touch sensitive were the black rectangular ones with illuminating lamp on the center.

Vertical rectangular buttons

These buttons are only found in Japan.

Large square buttons

These buttons are usually used in railway stations.

Custom buttons

Floor indicators

As mentioned before, the LED floor indicator has been enlarged, becoming 1.6 times larger than previous ones. Instead of being located next to the number, the arrow has been positioned above the number. Some elevators are also using LCD indicators with animated arrow.

Hall lanterns

Most of these hall lanterns are now LED-based instead of conventional bulb.

Current batch of Mitsubishi fixtures (type 3, late 2000s-present)

These fixtures came out in 2010 when the NEXIEZ-MR were launched for overseas market. They are currently used in NEXIEZ-MR/MRL, NexWay-S Series IP Version 2, GFC-L3 elevators, and Elemotion (low-rise modernization) models. In Japan, these fixtures are used in AXIEZ and NEXCUBE elevators.

Round stainless steel buttons

These buttons are made of stainless steel with tactile with either orange, blue or white illuminating halo and tactile. However, the door open button is not enlarged.

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.

Floor indicators and hall lanterns

Like their previous fixtures, Mitsubishi still uses their LED dot matrix and LCD display for the floor indicators. A segmented version of LED display is also used in some elevators. The square acrylic hall lanterns are still produced, and they are now LED based. There are also other styles of LED hall lanterns.[12]

Exclusively in Japan, some of the segmented or dot matrix[13] LED indicator displays inside the elevator are made of metal-like resin faceplate.


These are the fixtures used in the destination dispatch DOAS-S (Destination Oriented Allocation System) elevators. DOAS have two types of terminals; one is a conventional keypad and another one is a pre-programmed button panel. The keypads have either LCD-based dot matrix or a true LCD display. Some keypads might have tactile buttons due to accessibility reason.

The hall destination floor indicators are normally installed above exterior landing doors and would lights up in yellow orange, although such indicators are possible to be installed on both inner door jambs.


Pre-programmed button panel

Passengers simply select their desired destination floor on the button panel. There is a small dot matrix display next to each of the buttons which displays which car he or she should take. This panel has been discontinued in 2014.


This is a 10.4 inch touchscreen panel introduced in 2014 when the (Sigma)AI-2200 group control system was upgraded to (Sigma)AI-2200C. It can be equipped with a card reader as an option, and complies with EN81-70.

Destination floor displays and hall lanterns

Some DOAS elevators also have destination floor displays installed outside the elevator above the landing door and hall lanterns with car identification.

Information Display

This is a large LCD-TFT display which shows the car position, animated direction arrows, date and time and (optionally) multimedia such as DVD, TV, etc. It also displays messages in yellow background in case of emergency.

Ryoden Series G dumbwaiter fixtures

These are the fixtures used on Ryoden Series G dumbwaiters, manufactured by Mitsubishi's subsidiary company Ryoden Elevator Engineering.

Singaporean buttons

These buttons appears to have been made exclusively for elevators installed in Housing and Development Board (HDB) flats in Singapore during the 2000s. They are grey protruding round buttons with braille and illuminating number.

Third-party and other fixtures

Third-party fixtures

A lot of Mitsubishi elevators in Hong Kong and United Kingdom are using generic fixtures such as Dewhurst and Everbright[14], with their chassis provided by Dewhurst.

Custom fixtures

Some Mitsubishi elevators are also using custom fixtures made according to the building owner's request.

Arrival chimes

The arrival chimes are still the same as the ones used in the mid-1990s. In Hong Kong, some of the chimes have been slightly changed as part of landlord's or government's (if they're in government buildings) requests[15].

See also

Notes and references

External links

List of elevator fixtures guide

Main topic: Elevator fixtures

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