This is a list of elevator fixtures that have been used by Dong Yang, a defunct elevator company from South Korea which has been acquired by thyssenkrupp in October 2003.

Note that the majority of these fixtures used from the 1980s until 1999 were from Toshiba Elevator and Building Systems Corporation, as both Dong Yang and Toshiba had a technical partnership during that period. Dong Yang stopped using fixtures from Toshiba in 1999 after discontinued its partnership with Toshiba, and began making their own fixtures until thyssenkrupp bought the company in 2003.


Rectangular buttons

These buttons are similar to the ones used by Toshiba in the 1970s-1980s apart from the lack of button frame.

Touch sensitive buttons

These are the same rectangular touch sensitive buttons as the ones used by Toshiba in the 1980s. These were mainly used in high speed elevators.


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1984 Dong Yang high speed elevator with touch sensitive buttons in Seoul, South Korea (video by: Di4 LG산전)

Floor indicators

These are basically similar to the ones used by Toshiba in the 1980s.


Standard fixtures

These are the same fixtures as the ones used by Toshiba in the 1990s, which consist of black square buttons with a grey halo and a green light (red for down hall call button). The only difference between this and Toshiba's version, is that the door control buttons uses different symbol. Also the call buttons often have triangle arrows instead of "arrowhead" arrows. The floor indicators uses a 16-segments display, these can be found on the hall/car stations or above the landing/car door. There are also analogue indicators with green illuminating numbers or illuminating rectangles/squares, but these are quite rare.

There are two types of landing and car stations for these fixtures. The first one, which is the standard type, is a brown colored surface mounted panel with beveled metallic sides, and could accommodate up to two rows of buttons. The second one is a flat steel panel that could accommodate three or possibly four rows of buttons.

Dong Yang also had another version of the square buttons that are grey colored with white lettering and a green rectangular light on the top, but these buttons appears to be exclusive to South Korea. They are usually found in high speed elevators in high rise buildings.

Different fixtures

Further information: List of Toshiba elevator fixtures#Mid to late 1980s fixtures.

These are the same fixtures as the ones used in Toshiba elevators installed between the mid and late 1990s. The inside buttons are small rectangle with a green light next to it, and are placed on a light brown or grey colored panel with two metallic sides. Dong Yang did not make the round buttons for these fixtures. Floor indicators could be a digital segments, or analogue display with illuminating green dots. These fixtures are very rare.


Retake 1 Dong Yang Traction Scenic Elevator - The Jayakarta Bandung

1993 Dong Yang elevator in Bandung, Indonesia (video by: TG97Elevators)

Hall lanterns

Dong Yang had many variants of hall lanterns which light up green for up and red for down. Examples of these are the triangle shapes (the standard ones), square shapes and the bar shapes from Toshiba. Some hall lanterns could also support a digital floor indicator on the same panel.

Third party/generic fixtures

In Singapore, Dong Yang elevators installed in HDB residential, commercial and industrial blocks throughout the 1990s used Dewhurst fixtures which consist of US90-15 buttons and ULS47H LED indicators. These buttons light up red when pressed[1], but some of them have had their illumination replaced with green LED light.[2] Recently, a lot of older Dong Yang elevators in HDB blocks have been modernized by 9G Elevator with Tung Da fixtures, but the original Dewhurst LED indicators were retained.[3]

2000 to 2003

Oval buttons

These buttons were used in Dong Yang elevators installed in the early 2000s, after the company stopped using fixtures from Toshiba as the result of partnership termination in 1999. These buttons are metal oval shaped with red illuminating halo and character. They were also used in elevators installed in HDB public housing blocks in Singapore between 2000 and 2003, which have braille marks to comply with disability requirements.[4]

Black buttons

These buttons were used in very late Dong Yang elevators before they merged with ThyssenKrupp in 2003, and were used again by ThyssenKrupp Dongyang after the merger for a short time. These buttons look the same as the ones used in the 1990s, but have a silver halo. In addition, the door control buttons now illuminate when pressed. The bell icon on the alarm button has been replaced with a telephone icon.

Floor indicators

Dong Yang used either 16-segments or LED dot matrix display for the floor indicators. There were many variants of floor indicators. Those installed in HDB blocks in Singapore were still required to be fitted with Dewhurst ULS47H LED indicators.

Hall lanterns

Dong Yang made several different variants of hall lanterns. Most of these light up green and red.

Arrival chimes

From 1980s to 1990s, Dong Yang used mechanical bell sounds to indicate the car's arrival. By the mid 1990s, electronic chimes became available, but some elevators during this time were still using bell chimes. In the early 2000s, Dong Yang updated its electronic chime, which consist of a single high pitched chime for up and two stages chime for down. After the takeover, thyssenkrupp, which at that time were operating as ThyssenKrupp Dongyang until 2008, continued to use these chimes until around the 2010s.

See also

Notes and references

List of elevator fixtures by manufacturers
Main topic Elevator fixtures
Official fixtures by elevator companies Amtech ReliableArmorAtlas (Northern CA)Bennie LiftsBoralDEVEDong YangDoverElevadores AtlasElevators Pty. Ltd.Evans LiftsExpress EvansExpress LiftFiamFujitecGoldStarGuangriHammond & ChampnessHaughtonHaushahnHitachiHyundaiIFEIndoliftJohns & WaygoodKleemannKone (North America) • LGMarryat & ScottMashibaMitsubishi Electric (North America) • MontgomeryMPOronaOtis (North AmericaSouth Korea/Otis Elevator Korea) • PaynePickerings LiftsSabiemSchindler (North America) • SchlierenSeabergShanghai MitsubishiSigmaStaleyStannahThymanThyssenthyssenkrupp (North AmericaKorean fixtures) • ToshibaU.S. ElevatorWestinghouseXizi Otis
Non-proprietary (generic) fixtures by elevator components companies AdamsBuy Elevator Parts Co.C.J. AndersonCEACEHAMDewhurst (ERM) • DMG (MAD) • ELMIEPCOEverbrightGALHissmekanoHong JiangHunterInnovation IndustriesJinlixKindsKronenbergLeadway Elevator ComponentLester ControlsLiSAMico ControlMonarch ControlMonitorPTLSalientSchaëferShanghai STEPSodimasTung DaVega
Unknown fixtures For a list of unidentified fixtures, refer to this page‎‎.
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