The Schindler 500A was Schindler's mid to high rise model in the United States which is part of Schindler 500. This model was made from 2001 to 2013, and later succeeded by Schindler 7000.


  • Geared or gearless traction.
  • Can come as a passenger, or larger hospital/service elevator.
  • 350 ft. maximum travel distance.
  • 350/450/500 FPM for geared traction, 500/700 FPM for gearless traction, 700 FPM option removed in 2012.
  • There can be a rear door.
  • Single slide/center opening doors. 2 speed single slide doors are also an option.
  • 2500-5000 lb. capacities for passenger elevators, 4000-6000 lb. capacities for hospital/service elevators.
  • Can be a single elevator, or a bank of up to 8 elevators
  • Can have "400A" Chimes

Notable installations

  • One Bryant Park, New York City, NY
  • Rockefeller Building, New York City, NY
  • City Center Parking Garage, White Plains, NY
  • Rosslyn Center, Arlington, VA
  • 2000 Avenue of Stars, Los Angeles, CA
  • Vendome Place Apartments, San Jose, CA
  • Alta Condominiums, San Diego, CA
  • Meridian, Columbia, SC
  • Brickel on the River, Miami, FL
  • Miami International Airport (North Terminal), Miami, FL
  • Orlando International Airport, Orlando, FL
  • Hyatt Grand Cypress, Orlando, FL
  • World Market Center, Las Vegas, NV
  • Revel Entertainment Hotel, Atlantic City, NJ
  • Stamford Marriott, Stamford, CT
  • Portland International Airport, Portland, OR
  • St. Luke's Lakeview Building, Duluth, MN
  • Theater Square Parking Garage, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Easton Hospital, Easton, PA
  • Cleveland Medical & Convention Center, Cleveland, OH
  • Hilton Americas & GRBCC, Houston, TX
  • Hyatt Regency Hotel, Houston, TX
  • Nordstrom, Galleria Mall, Houston, TX
  • 2277 Plaza Drive, Sugar Land, TX
  • Texas Garage at Sugar Land Town Square, Sugar Land, TX
  • Sugar Land Marriott Town Square, Sugar Land, TX
  • San Luis Hotel, Galveston, TX
  • Aurora St. Luke's Hospital, Milwaukee, WI
  • JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa, Cancun, QR, Mexico


Schindler 500A Traction Elevators - St

Schindler 500A Traction Elevators - St. Luke's Lakeview Building - Duluth, MN

Schindler 500A elevator at St. Luke's Lakeview Building, Duluth, MN (video: Northland Elevators)

Schindler lifts (Dewhurst fixtures 2) "This elevator only serves two floors."
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