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

This is a guide of Schindler elevator fixtures that are found mostly in Asia, Australia and Europe.

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

Black buttons on Schindler elevators were common in the 1950s. These are quite simple fixtures, with black buttons without illumination and there is no door close button. 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 analog floor indicators, as well as directional arrow indicators.

Solenoid buttons

From the 1960s to early 1970s, most Schindler elevators were using 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. They were also possible 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

Touch sensitive buttons also came on Schindler elevators in the 1960s, but alarm and door open/close button etc which are standard push buttons, such as black or white buttons without illumination[3]. For the code compliant reason.

Floor indicators

Most Schindler elevators in the 1960s installed with automatic landing doors used a simple analog floor counter inside with illuminating numbers, going horizontally. On rare occasion, a nixie tubes indicator named ETALUX was also used[4][5]. For elevators installed without automatic landing doors, there is usually no floor indicator present inside. Some car stations may also have two illuminating directional arrows.

ETALUX

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

1970s to 1990s

R-Series

R-Series fixtures were common in most Schindler elevators installed in the 1970s, and were still used until around the late 1980s.

Plastic buttons

These are the most common button types used in R-Series fixtures. They are usually white and light up when pressed (with a bulb). Some other buttons, however, are black and do not light up.

Vandal resistant buttons

These buttons were made of solid metal and had a small illuminating strip on the top of the button. These buttons were rarely used.

Touch sensitive buttons

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

Floor indicators and hall lanterns

R-Series floor indicators are mostly analog with small orange triangular arrows. A segmented digital version was used in the 1980s until around the early 1990s, and was also used often in some M-Line fixtures. Hall lanterns are white triangular and lights up with a bulb.

ETALUX

ETALUX is 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.

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 white aluminum rectangular buttons (either push or touch sensitive) with an illuminating strip on the top and digital floor indicators. In most M-Line car station, there are usually two or three rows of the following components installed under the nameplate or intercom; directional arrows, overload lamp, emergency lamp, speaker, stop switch and often alarm button. Some of these components arrangements varies in different car stations, and not all of these components were installed at the same time in an M-Line car station.

Nowadays M-Line fixtures are still being produced mainly for Schindler 7000, although not as common as in the 1980s-1990s. They were also used in some Schindler 5400 AP elevators in the late 2000s as an option.

Push buttons

M-Line push buttons have a round concave surface where passengers pushes the buttons. By default, the alarm and intercom buttons came out as push buttons only.

Touch sensitive buttons

These buttons are solid and have engraved symbols or numbers (except the alarm and intercom buttons are push buttons as the code compliment). Touch sensitive M-Line buttons were quite common in Asia during the 1980s-1990s. 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 need to follow ASME A17.3).

Digital segmented floor indicators

Schindler M-Line fixtures used digital segmented floor indicators in the 1980s-1990s. 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.

LED dot matrix floor indicators

In around mid 1990s, a large S-Series style LED dot matrix display was introduced in M-Line fixtures. These indicators either comes in a plain black or transparent (vandal resistant like) display with scrolling numbers similar to S-Series. There are also very few M-Line LED floor indicator using Hitachi-style dot matrix numbers.

Hall lanterns

These lanterns were shaped triangular, and slanted downward for up and upward for down. Some of them have a digital floor counter positioned between the lanterns. There are also hall lanterns which lights up in 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 (for 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 started in 1984 when the Schindler design S elevators were launched. These fixtures have micro stroke click square buttons with a small green or red lamp on the center, and engraved button lettering on the left. Floor indicators are green LED dot matrix which usually scrolls when changing numbers, but they also often fades in and out. Schindler S-Series are rare, and are mostly found in Europe (especially Switzerland) and Thailand. S-Series has four versions.

Standard S-Series

This S-Series version has a stainless steel panel and grey buttons.

Black S-Series

This S-Series version has a black panel and buttons. The alarm button is yellow.

Blue S-Series

This S-Series version has a blue panel and buttons. The alarm button is yellow.

Vandal resistant S-Series?

This version 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 around the late 1990s. It consists of round buttons made of glass with green illumination and grey frame, and floor indicators which can be digital segmented, LED dot matrix or grey LCD. This fixture was continued to be used in some elevator models in the 2000s such as Schindler 300 (except 300 A), Schindler 500 (except 500 A), Schindler 700, 5400 AP and Schindler 7000. Nowadays D-Line fixture is still offered in Asia Pacific for Schindler 7000 elevators and few modernizations.

D1

D1 is a round glass button with blue lettering and a small green dot lamp on the top of the button[8].

D2

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

Floor indicators

D-Line use either digital segmented, green LED dot matrix or grey segmented LCD displays. However, some of the LCD displays are a bit difficult to see, ans some of them have already burnt out.

Z-Line

Z-Line are hall keypad fixtures installed outside the elevator for Miconic 10 destination dispatch elevators. They were introduced in 1992 with Miconic 10 system. Unlike conventional up and down call buttons, these keypads lets passenger key in their desired floor using telephone-style keypad buttons. A small LCD screen (with dot matrix display) above the buttons then shows which car 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[9]. 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. The concept is very similar to Miconic 10; passengers selects their desired floor first using a numeral keypad before entering the elevator. Inside the elevator there are no floor buttons, only the alarm and door control buttons are present. Floor indicator inside are mostly vertical analog display, but there are also a scrolling LED dot matrix like S-Series.

MT

MT is a fixture that are usually found in the United States but it also was used outside the US (such as Canada and Mexico[10]) and were used in very few 1990s Schindler elevators[11]. MT buttons were made by Epco, and can also be mounted on an M-Line chassis.

Oxo

Oxo is a fixture only found in France[12]and was used for both modernization and new elevators. It was installed 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), 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).

2000s to present

D-Line

Please refer to D-Line section above.

In the 2000s, Schindler introduced three new button series and a newly redesigned LED floor indicators for the D-Line fixtures. 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. Nowadays, D-Line fixtures are mainly used on the Asia Pacific market for Schindler 300 P and ANZ, 5400 AP, 7000 and few modernizations. When the Schindler 5400 AP was discontinued in 2013, these fixtures are now only used for Schindler 7000 elevators or option fixtures installed with 5500.

In Asia, some elevators with D-Line fixtures may have the floor buttons acting as analog position indicators when the car moves[13] [14].

D1

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

D2

D2 buttons are similar to D1 but they have illuminating halo instead of a dot lamp on the top. They also comes with braille which are quite rare but very common in Singapore and Hong Kong due to accessibility reasons.

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.

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 are black anodized aluminum 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 in black anodized aluminum 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 a same indicators, with higher density than S-Series indicators. Some indicators may support more characters like Chinese and even half floors[15][16]. 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, normally used in Schindler 300 J elevators.

M-Line

Please refer to M-Line section above.

Nowadays, M-Line buttons are still being produced with three different types; white painted aluminum (standard), metal polished, and gold polished. All of those are offered with both touch sensitive and push buttons. Some of the newer M-Line push buttons slightly protruded from the panel. They are often found in Schindler 7000 (often working with Miconic 10, Schindler ID or PORT) as well as Schindler 5400 AP or 5500 elevators as optional fixtures. Some modernizations also use these fixtures.

Z-Line

Please refer to Z-Line section above.

In the 2000s, Z-Line fixtures had minor revision; the LCD screen now lights up when the keypad buttons are pressed. The latest batch of Z-Line (which called as Z-Line III), which was produced in the late 2000s, are using colored LCD display with Arial Narrow typeset. Nowadays Z-Line keypads are still being used for elevators working with PORT Technology for Fireman Service Mode and hidden behind a locked compartment inside the car.

Keypads

Elevator identification plates

These surface mounted plates shows the identification of each elevator cars in the lobby using alphabeth. 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 produced for elevators working with PORT Technology.

E-Vision

These are LCD inside floor indicators mostly used for Schindler 7000, Miconic 10 and possibly PORT elevators. They displays 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[17]. 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 Carribean, Central and South America. Ot was 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[18].

310L

These fixtures are found in South American countries. The floor buttons are rectangular and touch sensitive, with a concave touch surface and a red stripe 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 made by Atlas Schindler.

FI

FI MXB

FI MXB fixtures are used in Schindler EuroLift, Schindler 2400, 2500 and 2600, 5400 EU, some modern Haushahn elevators and some modernizations. These fixtures were introduced along with the EuroLift elevator in the early 2000s. FI MXB consists of M-Line-like buttons with yellow illuminating lamp and LED floor indicators.

FI MXV

FI MXV are vandal resistant fixtures which consists of round metallic buttons with yellow lamp on the center and transparent LED dot-matrix floor indicators. These fixtures are used in Schindler 2400, 2500 and 2600, 5400 EU and some modernizations.

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[19].

FI GL

FI GL is a surface mounted glass fixtures with touch sensitive or push buttons and LED digital segmented floor indicator. 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 input their desired floor. This fixtures is currently used for Schindler 3100, 3300, 3400, 3600 and 6300 elevators.

Asian version

In Asia Pacific, FI GL fixtures are used in Schindler 3300 AP, 3400 and 3600 elevators. For the touch sensitive version, the landing stations have V-shaped call button which illuminates in red. The push button version has call buttons with red illuminating halo as well as floor buttons with a small illuminating dot.

European version

In Europe, Australia and New Zealand, FI GL is used in Schindler 3100, 3300 and 6300 elevators. For the touch sensitive version, the landing stations have O-shaped call button which illuminates in red. The push button version has call buttons with blue illuminating halo as well as non-illuminating floor buttons. Floor buttons don't have illumination, instead the selected floor is displayed on the glass panel. The telephone-style keypad touch sensitive buttons are non-illuminating as well[20]. 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[21]/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. 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[22]. There is also a flush mounted fixture line 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 AP elevators[23] as well as modernizations[24].

E-Type

E-Type are optional fixtures for the Schindler 100 P, 300 P, Schindler Elegant MRL, and 5400 AP elevators in Asia Pacific. Buttons appears to be made by Shanghai STEP (PB112 series) which are branded by Schindler as E2. Floor indicators are 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.

Linea

The Linea series is the latest fixture series for Schindler 5500, 6500 and rarely, 3300[25] elevators. This fixture series is divided into three series; Linea 100, Linea 300 and Linea Vetro. Only both Linea 300 and Vetro are used for Schindler 6500 elevators.

Linea 100

Linea 100 is similar to FIGS (see above) but has several differences. Buttons illuminates in white when not pressed and red when pressed. These buttons have tactile as standard but sometimes they may have braille as an option. Some of the inside buttons also emits a beep which sounds much longer than FIGS beep. Floor indicators comes in white glass with red LED dot matrix display (sometimes Linea Vetro indicators are used instead)[26]. Linea 100 car station can be installed on a side wall or front return panel[27].