This is a guide of fixtures of Thyssen elevators.
These fixtures consists of illuminating round glass buttons, and analog floor counter with illuminating numbers.
The fixtures used in early 1980s Thyssen elevators were round illuminating plastic buttons, and analog floor indicator with lamps positioned vertically. The hall call button panel looks the same as the 1970s type. These fixtures might have been made by Schaefer.
Schaefer MT 28
These fixtures uses Schaefer MT 28 square metal buttons with a yellow lamp on the top left side of the button. Floor indicators were segmented LED dot matrix with triangular arrows.
These are round metal buttons with red illuminating halo. Usually the floor numbers are not indicated on the buttons, instead they are engraved on the car station just next to the buttons.
Floor indicators and hall lanterns
Most later Thyssen elevators installed in the 1980s have red LED digital floor indicators and hall lanterns which lights up orange. Some of these hall lanterns have small digital floor indicator.
- Not to be confused with Shanghai STEP Electric Corporation.
These fixtures consists of black square buttons and green LED floor indicators. Buttons have a small red lamp on the top and a green film inset as the labeling. Floor indicators are either LED digital segments or dot-matrix, and rarely the floor counter inside the elevator can be an analog indicator. The arrows are green dots and displayed in a shape of a transparent triangle. After the merger with Krupp, ThyssenKrupp continued using these fixtures throughout the early 2000s for few times, then later ThyssenKrupp replaced this fixtures with STEP Classic; all buttons are now aluminium and floor indicators have been enlarged with large LED dot-matrix display.
These buttons are square aluminium with red illuminating halo. They are based on the black STEPMODUL fixtures. Nowadays these fixtures are still being made by ThyssenKrupp as the STEP Module/Module Classic in Asia and STEPMODUL in Europe.
STEP Solid are square metal buttons with round concave buttons and a small red lamp above the button.
MT 42 are rounded square stainless steel buttons with red illuminating halo. These buttons were made by Schaefer.
These buttons are round and stainless steel with either red or amber illuminating halo.
These are square grey metal buttons with braille and a red lamp next to the button. For the floor indicators it uses the 1990's STEP Basic display with green LED dot matrix.
Thyssen's Studio buttons are very rare. They are very similar to the North American ThyssenKrupp Signa4 buttons, but have a second halo in the shape of a rounded square that does not light up. The call button plates are just like a regular rectangle call but plate but are rounded on the corners.
Segmented floor indicators
Thyssen often use digital segmented floor indicators on some elevators from the late 1990s to 2000, usually when Schaefer MT 42 buttons are used.
U.S. Soft-Touch fixtures
A few Thyssen elevators in Canada use U.S. Soft-Touch fixtures. It is unknown if any of them use the U.S. vandal resistant fixtures.
Some Thyssen elevators from the mid-1990s onwards are using Dewhurst fixtures, mainly in the United Kingdom and Hong Kong. A few Thyssen elevators in the United States uses Innovation Universal fixtures.
Notes and references
- ThyssenKrupp Elevator Fixtures Guide (worldwide) (for fixtures found outside the US)
- ThyssenKrupp Elevator Fixtures Guide (United States) (for fixtures found in the US)
- The ThyssenKrupp Aufzüge Design Collection: Operating and Indicating Elements (all of the 1990s fixtures mentioned above are from this document)