This is a guide to some notable elevator fixtures of thyssenkrupp elevators that are found in different countries, excluding the United States.
Early 2000s to present
After the merger between Thyssen and Krupp, ThyssenKrupp continued producing the black STEPMODUL fixtures for few times. The buttons are often called STEP Basic.
Sometime later, ThyssenKrupp updated these fixtures; all buttons are now aluminium with blue or red illuminating halo, and the floor counter have been made larger with large round LED dot-matrix. The buttons are sometimes called STEP Classic. Some buttons may have tactile and braille, or even both. Another version comes with a blue LCD floor indicator which resembles Otis's 2000 LCD floor indicators, these indicators are often found in some European Synergy MRL elevators. These fixtures are also used for modernization of 1990s Thyssen elevators with older STEPMODUL fixtures, as the newer fixtures are compatible with the older fixtures due to the similarities with each others.
ThyssenKrupp older STEPMODUL call station (right) with a new STEP Module call station (left)
Thyssen/ThyssenKrupp hall floor indicators (Credit to YouTube user benobve)
ThyssenKrupp STEPMODUL floor counter with LED digital segments (Credit to YouTube user benobve)
Different STEPMODUL floor indicator (Credit to YouTube user benobve)
These fixtures are normally found in Asia and sometimes Australia, and are mostly based on the European STEPMODUL fixtures. Unlike STEPMODUL, most of the buttons have both illuminating numbers and halo, and comes in a choice four different colors; red, blue, yellow, and green. Sometimes, Shanghai STEP PB28 buttons are also used on these fixtures, and due to their similarity with ThyssenKrupp's buttons, some elevator enthusiasts in Asia often mistaken these third-party buttons as ThyssenKrupp's buttons. These buttons are also known as STEP-C Ultrathin in the Asian market.
2015 STEP Module simplex hall call station with LED dot-matrix indicator.
2015 STEP Module duplex hall call station with LED dot-matrix indicator.
2008 STEP Module Classic hall station.
ThyssenKrupp STEP Module Classic call station.
STEP Module buttons with red halo.
2003 STEP Module buttons.
STEP Module buttons with yellow orange halo.
2015 STEP Module buttons with braille.
2016 ThyssenKrupp STEP Module buttons without braille.
2015 STEP Module handicapped panel
2008 STEP Module Classic car station with Shanghai STEP PB28 buttons.
ThyssenKrupp elevators in Asia Pacific uses LED dot matrix indicators. Some have scrolling arrows, while others not. Early STEP Module inner indicators are either rectangular or parallelogram-shaped, while the later ones are either octagonal or rounded rectangular-shaped. Very recently, the inner indicators were changed again; this type they are rectangular with an emergency light. A blue LCD display version, with segmented numbers, has also been recently introduced.
2003 ThyssenKrupp STEP Module Classic hall floor indicator (display inactive)
2007 ThyssenKrupp STEP Module Classic hall floor indicator.
2008 flushed ThyssenKrupp STEP Module Classic hall floor indicator.
2016 ThyssenKrupp STEP Module hall station with LED indicator and AN170 buttons. (Simplex)
2016 ThyssenKrupp STEP Module hall station with LED indicator and AN170 buttons. (Duplex)
2016 ThyssenKrupp STEP Module hall station with LCD floor indicator and MT 42 button. (Credit to YouTube user Jessy Elevators).
2016 ThyssenKrupp STEP Module hall station with LCD indicator and AN170 buttons. (Simplex)
2016 ThyssenKrupp STEP Module hall station with LCD indicator and AN170 buttons. (Duplex)
Early STEP Module Classic floor indicator display commonly found in Asia in the early 2000s (credit: musicfreakcc)
Another early STEP Module Clssic floor indicator display commonly found in Asia in the early 2000s.
Older ThyssenKrupp STEP Module car floor indicator.
Older STEP Module car floor indicator.
2008 STEP Module Classic floor indicator.
Newer STEP Module Classic floor indicator.
2000s ThyssenKrupp Step Module car floor indicator.
Older STEP Module car floor indicator in Hong Kong.
Another style of ThyssenKrupp LED floor indicator, which is rounded rectangular and has an orange LED.
Another style of ThyssenKrupp LED floor indicator, which is square
2000-2010s ThyssenKrupp STEP Module car floor indicator.
2015 STEP Module LED floor indicator with red lamp.
2014-2015 ThyssenKrupp LED indicator in Pattaya, Chonburi, Thailand.
Focus fixtures are mostly found in France, United Kingdom and rarely in the other European countries used for the Univers model. Made sometime in the early 2000s, these fixtures have stainless steel buttons with either yellow or blue illuminating lamp on the top left corner of the button, and emits a beep when pressed. The main floor button inside have large green star pressel with green lamp. Floor indicators are either yellow electroluminescent display or LCD display. On some early elevators, the inside fixtures are keypad-type and had electroluminescent and LCD floor indicators. Focus fixtures complies with EN 81-70.
These fixtures are found in Spain and Mexico. It is unknown if they are found in any other countries. The buttons are square-ish, with a braille above for horizontal or to the side for vertical, on either a normal vertical panel for car stations or a horizontal panel for car stations. These fixtures are used in Spanish ThyssenKrupp Synergy MRL elevators.
Spanish ThyssenKrupp horizontal car station (Credit to Flickr user baldiri)
These buttons are identical to the newer STEPMODUL buttons; grey square buttons with red or blue illuminating halo.
These buttons are made by Schaefer. They can be either MT 42 or RT 42. RT 42 buttons are round stainless steel with illuminating halo and tactile.
Both SynergyBLUE and EVOLUTION BLUE elevators uses LCD floor indicators with segmented numbers. Some elevators may also using LED dot matrix indicators outside, often comes with triangular hall lanterns.
2013 ThyssenKrupp synergy BLUE car station with LCD floor indicator (Credit: Beno)
ThyssenKrupp EVOLUTION BLUE car station with dot matrix floor indicator
Top Line is a fixture line that is only found in Central and South America. This fixture line has round stainless steel buttons with blue illuminating halo. Floor indicators are either LED dot-matrix or LCD screen. Top Line fixture is divided into two series; Inox (hall/call stations) and St Steel (car operating panels). One very unique feature is the weight indicator that lights up as more weight is in the car, just below the speaker portion. These are known as Frequencedyne in some older installs in Brazil, having minor differences like plastic parts. Some options are the Capacitive buttons for car panels and a 7 segment display, this one being remarkably similar to Schindler 400A ones.
Top Line St Steel (car operating panel) buttons (credit: ThyssenKrupp Elevadores Brazil).
Top Line St Steel car operating panel (credit: elevatorbob's Elevator Pictures).
Top Line Inox call button panel (credit: elevatorbob's Elevator Pictures).
High Protection is a vandal resistant fixture line that is also found in Central and South America. This fixture has oval shaped button plate which contains a grey braille plate and a silver round concave buttons with small illuminating lamp on the top left. Floor indicators are either LED dot-matrix or LCD screen.
High Protection buttons (credit: ThyssenKrupp Elevadores Brazil).
As with Top Line and High Protection fixture lines, Soft Press fixture is only found in Central and South America. It has square STEP Module/STEPMODUL buttons with illuminating halo (either red or blue) and grey braille plate. Floor indicators are either LED dot-matrix or LCD screen.
The fixtures used in the Destination Selection Control (destination dispatch) are mostly LCD touchscreen. Sometimes a special wheelchair button is provided next to the screen to activate handicap mode. There is also a conventional keypad with Schaefer MT 42 buttons and a small LCD display.
ThyssenKrupp Destination Selection Control LCD touchscreen (1)
ThyssenKrupp Destination Selection Control LCD touchscreen (2)
ThyssenKrupp Destination Selection Control touchscreen (3)
ThyssenKrupp Destination Selection Control touchscreen (4)
DSC inner LCD floor inducator, with destination floor indicator.
ThyssenKrupp elevators in United Kingdom and Hong Kong often uses buttons made by Dewhurst or sometimes Switching Components (Dewhurst's subsidiary). Also as the mention above, Schaefer MT 42 buttons can be provided for some installation, often for STEP Module fixtures, the new synergyBLUE and EVOLUTION BLUE elevators in Europe as an option. The Schaefer BudgetLine fixtures package can also be used for modernizations in Germany and some Scandinavian countries (example: Norway). In Asia, there are also ThyssenKrupp elevators using fixtures made by STEP, and they even provide a counterpart version of their STEP Module, the Shanghai STEP EB210 push buttons series.
In the 2000s, some ThyssenKrupp elevators in Hong Kong's Public Housing Estate blocks and Home Ownership Scheme blocks are still using Dewhurst fixtures. All of them are US90-15 buttons and UL16 floor indicators (floor indicator standard continued until early-2010s, floor indicator were provided by their own company). Sometimes, they may use Everbright buttons.