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For the fixtures found in the United States, Please refer to thyssenkrupp Elevator Fixtures Guide (American).

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

STEPMODUL

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.

Older STEPMODUL

Newer STEPMODUL

STEP Solid

Besides the black STEPMODUL fixtures, ThyssenKrupp also continued using STEP Solid fixtures for few times. STEP Solid are vandal resistant fixtures. These fixtures might have been discontinued.

Fixtures found in Asia Pacific

STEP Module/Module Classic buttons

Not to be confused with Shanghai STEP Electric Corporation.

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.

MT 42 buttons

These fixtures are made by Schaefer and provided by ThyssenKrupp. They are square buttons and have illuminating halo lamp in red, green, and blue, and sometimes braille as option.

AN170 buttons

These are diamond-shaped buttons which resembles Hyundai's Type 40 buttons. They have both illuminating number/symbol and halo.

BA21G buttons

These are round buttons with both illuminating number/symbol and halo.

Floor indicators

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.

Focus

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.[1]

Fixtures found in United Kingdom

These fixtures are found in the United Kingdom which consists of round buttons with tactile and illuminating halo, and floor counter with STEPMODUL-style LED.

Spanish fixtures

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.

Fixtures used in SynergyBLUE and EVOLUTION BLUE elevators

These are the fixtures used in ThyssenKrupp SynergyBLUE and EVOLUTION BLUE elevators which are only sold in Europe.

Blueton buttons

Blueton are push buttons used for the synergyBLUE[2] and EVOLUTION BLUE[3] elevators. These buttons are round silver polished with blue illuminating halo and tactile.

STEP Classic

These buttons are identical to the newer STEPMODUL buttons; grey square buttons with red or blue illuminating halo[4].

Schaefer buttons

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.

Floor indicators

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.

Top Line

Top Line (also known as Frequencedyne or Discovery) is a fixture line that is only found in Central and South America[5]. It was first developed by defunct Brazilian company Elevadores Sur. 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). There is also an older version with small, black plastic buttons and gray number panels. One very unique feature is the weight indicator that lights up as more weight is in the car, just below the speaker portion. Some options are the Capacitive buttons for car panels and a 7 segment display, this one being remarkably similar to Schindler 400A ones.

High Protection

High Protection is a vandal resistant fixture line that is also found in Central and South America[5]. 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.

Soft Press

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[6].

Destination Selection Control

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.

Elite Contour

Further information: Epco Fixtures Guide#WNR Signature

These are Epco WNR Signature buttons distributed and branded as "Elite Contour" by ThyssenKrupp Northern in Canada.

Fixtures used in South Korea

Main article: ThyssenKrupp Elevator Fixtures Guide (South Korea)

Generic fixtures

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.

Dewhurst

Shanghai STEP

Other/custom fixtures

See also

Notes and references

External links

List of elevator fixtures guide

Main topic: Elevator fixtures


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For the other unknown fixtures, please refer to unknown elevator fixtures‎‎ page.

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