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This is a list of elevator fixtures that are or have been made by Hitachi. Some of the fixtures listed on this page are also used in elevators made by Guangri (in China) and Yungtay (in Taiwan and sometimes China), which both companies have ties/relationship with Hitachi.

1960s

Black buttons

These are non-illuminating black button with white marking. The landing station used a different button, which is white and would light up orange when pressed.

White Buttons

Some late 1960s Hitachi elevators had round white buttons which light up orange when pressed. The call buttons were either round or triangle.

Vandal-resistant buttons

A few 1960s Hitachi elevators had vandal resistant buttons with a bulb illumination in the middle. Some of these buttons had their original bulbs replaced with LED light as the old bulbs had already burnt out due to age.

Hall station and car indicator

Hitachi had two versions of analogue indicators. One is a set of illuminating circles with the number and arrow printed on them, and another one is a set of numbers cut into the panel with a light behind them. The latter one were usually used as hall indicators above the landing doors.

1970s

White buttons

These are the same buttons as the ones used in Hitachi elevators from the late 1960s, with the letter printed on them and light up orange when pressed. The landing call buttons could be the same type as the inside or a rectangular one with a black halo. The white call buttons are usually found in freight elevators. On elevators without an interior floor indicator (such as freight elevators and passenger elevators with limited features and specifications), the white floor buttons inside the car doubles as an analogue floor indicator, similar to some Mitsubishi elevators installed in the 1960s and 1970s. Each floor button light up as the car goes up and down, but does not illuminate when pressed.

Rectangle buttons

These buttons protrudes from the panel and has an illuminating halo when pressed. The alarm button is red, with a white "CALL" word engraved on it. These buttons were also used in GoldStar elevators in the 1980s and possibly 1970s as well.

Wider rectangle buttons

These buttons light up entirely when pressed and has a black halo. The alarm button is white with a red "ALARM' word written on it, and placed on a white plate with the words "EMERGENCY CALL" written on it. These buttons were also used along with the touch sensitive buttons (see below) as door control buttons. In addition, the South Korea based GoldStar also used these buttons for their elevators in the 1980s, due to a technical partnership with Hitachi.

Touch sensitive buttons

These are square touch sensitive buttons with a wider halo that light up when touched. These buttons were also used in 1980s GoldStar elevators for the landing call buttons, but the ones used by GoldStar were actually push buttons rather than touch sensitive.

Vandal resistant buttons

A few 1970s Hitachi elevators used vandal resistant buttons which were either round or rectangle, with a small light in the middle. Like the 1960s vandal resistant buttons, these buttons also had their original bulbs replaced with LED light due to age.

Floor indicators

Hitachi used analogue indicators. These were either illuminating squares, circles or even numbers.

1980s

First batch

These fixtures were used in many standard low to mid-rise 1980s Hitachi passenger and freight elevators. They were also used in Guangri elevators produced from the 1980s[2][3] until the 1990s[4].

Square buttons

These buttons light up entirely when pressed, and has a black halo. Some very early Hitachi Computer Control elevators installed from 1982 until around the mid 1980s used these buttons.

Vandal resistant buttons

These are the same as the regular buttons above, except that they were entirely metal and had a small light in the middle. Some elevators installed with these buttons had their original bulbs replaced with LED light due to age. These buttons were used in Singapore[5] and Hong Kong[6]. It is unknown if they were also used in other countries.

Floor indicators

These indicators were still analogue with illuminating squares. By the mid 1980s, a digital segments display with either red or green number began appearing[8]. On certain elevators, there are triangle lanterns inside the car which are found on both sides of the inner door jambs.[9][10]

Second batch

These fixtures were mostly used in low to high-rise 1980s Hitachi elevators in office buildings or other luxurious buildings such as hotels or shopping centers.

Round buttons

These are push buttons with a black halo and lettering, and light up entirely when pressed. The door control buttons, however, do not light up when pressed.

Wedged square buttons

These are wedge-shaped buttons with a black frame and an illuminating halo on the wedged sides. These buttons are commonly found in Japan, but very few installations in other countries also exists.

Round touch sensitive buttons

These are round touch sensitive buttons with a wider illuminating halo. The touch plate in the middle could be black or silver.

Square touch sensitive buttons

These are black or white square touch sensitive with an illuminating halo.

Floor indicators

These indicators are either analogue with illuminating circles or squares, or digital with 7-segments display.

Hall lanterns

These lanterns are round and has an arrow in the middle. There was also a black version, with an orange arrow light up on a black background but these are very rare. These lanterns could be mounted horizontally or vertically.

Mid to late 1980s fixtures

These fixtures are mainly found in Hitachi Computer Control (DC SCR - Silicon Controlled Rectifier/ACVV - AC Variable Voltage) elevators from the mid to late 1980s. These fixtures consist of black square buttons encased in a black halo, and has a green or orange LED light on the side of the button[12]. There was also a touch sensitive button, with a red light on top of it but this is extremely rare. The floor indicators are analogue display, with multiple red dots that flashes everytime the car moves and stops flashing when the car is idle/stationary. A few elevators, however, used a digital segments display instead. Panels were either flat or surface mounted with beveled sides. In the early 1990s, Hitachi continued on making these fixtures that comes with a redesigned interior floor indicator until around the mid 1990s.

Third party/generic fixtures

Some elevators installed in Public Housing Estate blocks and Home Ownership Scheme blocks in Hong Kong in the 1980s used Dewhurst fixtures, with US81 braille buttons and UL200 floor indicators. This continued until in the 1990s. Some old 1980s Hitachi elevators in some MTR (former KCR) stations in Hong Kong also used Dewhurst US81 buttons, but with the standard Hitachi analogue indicators.

1990s

Early to mid 1990s fixtures

These fixtures are similar to the ones used in 1980s Hitachi Computer Control elevators, but have a redesigned interior floor indicator above the door, which is now larger and more angled. The indicators could be the standard "red dots" analogue (i.e. flashes when the car moves and stops flashing when the car is idle), digital segments or even an LED dot matrix. There was also a regular non-angled digital floor indicator above the car door which was mostly used in high-rise elevators outside Japan such as Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia and Hong Kong. Hall and car stations were either flat or surface mounted with beveled sides.

Also by this time, Hitachi began using a new type of button known as B89. This button is square with a grey halo, beveled edges and an illuminating letter or symbol in the middle of it. The alarm button has a yellow halo and "phone" symbol, and it is found under the intercom speaker.

Fixtures used in Japan

These fixtures are only found in 1990s Hitachi elevators Japan. They used the B89 buttons which are square buttons with an illuminating letter or symbol, a grey halo and beveled edges. The alarm button has a yellow halo plus a phone symbol, and it is usually found under the intercom speaker. Both the landing and car stations are brown and surface mounted. Floor indicators used analogue display. The interior floor indicator is integrated with the transom panel above the door, and in addition of having illuminating numbers for the car position, there are multiple red dots under the number for indicating hall calls (one for each floors). These dots light up whenever hall calls are registered on certain floors.

Mid 1990s to early 2000s fixtures

These fixtures are used in Hitachi elevators in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong and other Asian countries excluding Japan, installed between the mid 1990s and early 2000s. They are similar to the Japanese version (see above) except that the panels are all metal instead of brown. In addition, they have different floor indicators; instead of analogue display, a segmented or LED dot matrix display is used. The interior floor indicator is integrated with the transom panel above the car door, and it is a long black display.

There were three types of buttons used in these fixtures; one is the "Computer Control" type[13], one is the B89 series (the most common one), and one is the A98 series[14]. A98 is a black round convex button with an illuminating number or symbol.

B95 buttons

These fixtures are found in 1990s Hitachi elevators installed in Japan and other countries. They used B95 series buttons, which are rounded square buttons with an illuminating number/symbol and halo. Floor indicators are orange LED dot matrix display which resembles Mitsubishi's display. Hall and car stations could be black or just a simple steel panel.

Glass tone buttons

These buttons are found in Japan. It is unknown if they were also used in other countries.

Touch sensitive buttons

These buttons are found in Japan. It is unknown if they were also used in other countries.

Fixtures used in freight elevators in Thailand

These fixtures are normally used in freight elevators in Thailand. They use either "Computer Control" type buttons or the B89 buttons. Floor indicator is on the car station, with either a segmented or LED dot matrix display.

Hall lanterns

Hitachi made different types of hall lanterns.

Third party/generic fixtures

Please refer to Generic fixtures section above.

In Hong Kong, Hitachi elevators installed in Public Housing Estate blocks, Home Ownership Scheme blocks and government buildings in the 1990s used Dewhurst fixtures, with US81 or US90-15 braille buttons and UL200 floor indicators (in Public Housing Estate blocks and Home Ownership Scheme blocks only). Some elevators also used Jinlix fixtures from Taiwan.

2000s to present

Fixtures used in Southeast Asia and other countries

These fixtures are mainly used in Hitachi elevators in Southeast Asia.

B95 buttons

These are rounded square buttons made of polycarbonate, and has an illuminating halo and number/symbol. These buttons are also used in Guangri and Yungtay elevators.

A05 buttons

These are the same as the B95 buttons, except that the entire button base light up when pressed. Some of these buttons also have the number or symbol raised (tactiled). Outside Japan, these buttons are often found in Thailand. They are also used for replacement of older buttons in 1990s Hitachi elevators in Thailand.

A98 buttons

These are round convex buttons with an illuminating number/symbol.

DMD-7 buttons

These are round stainless steel buttons with an illuminating halo, tactile and braille marks.

TNS3 buttons

These are square stainless steel button with a silver frame. Both the halo and number/symbol light up when pressed.

TNS7 buttons

These are similar to TNS3 (see above) but the tactile and braille do not light up when pressed.

DHB buttons

These are round stainless steel buttons with illuminating halo and number/symbol, as well as a frame that is made of plastic resin.

DMD3/3B buttons

These are round stainless steel buttons with an illuminating halo and number/symbol. The braille version is called DMD3B.

DMD7 buttons

These buttons are similar to DMD3 (see above) but the tactile and braille do not light up when pressed.

DTH3/3B buttons

These buttons are very similar to TNS3. The braille version is called DTH3B.

DTH7 buttons

These buttons look very similar to TNS7.

MDL7 buttons

These buttons look very similar to DMD7.

P14F-UL buttons

These are round white button with a tactile, and light up entirely when pressed, similar to P03F-UL in Japan. Outside Japan, these buttons are currently used for Hitachi OUG-ON1[15] and UAG-SN1[16] MRL elevators.

UB15R buttons

These are round stainless steel buttons with an illuminating halo. They are currently used for OUG-ON1[15] and UAG-SN1[16] MRL elevators.

  • UB15R-1: Illuminating number only
  • UB15R-2: Tactile only
  • UB15R-3: Braille and illuminating number
  • UB15R-4: Braille and tactile

UB15S buttons

These are square stainless steel buttons with illuminating halo. They are currently used for OUG-ON1[15] and UAG-SN1[16] MRL elevators.

  • UB15S-1: Illuminating number only
  • UB15S-2: Tactile only
  • UB15S-3: Braille and illuminating number
  • UB15S-4: Braille and tactile

B89 buttons

A few 2000s Hitachi elevators in Thailand used B89 buttons, which were common in the 1990s. It is unknown if these buttons have been discontinued.

Red LED floor indicators

These are the same LED dot matrix display as the ones used in Hitachi elevators installed in the mid and late 1990s. The arrow on the interior floor indicator has been moved to the top of the floor number. Possibly in the late 2000s or very early 2010s, Hitachi updated the dot matrix pattern for the number and letter, which now looks rather thin than the previous one. In addition, the number would scroll and a beep would sound each time the elevator passes a floor.

Orange LED floor indicators

These LED indicators look very similar to Mitsubishi. They are commonly found in Thailand.

LCD floor indicators

These LCD indicators uses monochrome display, with a dark blue character and arrow over a light blue background. In the mid 2010s, Hitachi updated these indicators with a new interface, featuring a different arrow and typeface for the number and letter. The newer ones are not monochrome.

Hall lanterns

Hitachi makes several styles of hall lanterns. Most of these are now powered by LED lights.

Fixtures used in Hitachi DFRS elevators

These are the fixtures used in Hitachi elevators working with Hitachi Destination Floor Reservation System (destination dispatch).

Keypads

These keypads have mechanical push buttons and an indicator which can be LED dot matrix or LCD.

Touchscreen

Destination Indicator

These destinations indicators are usually located on both sides of the door jambs inside the elevator car. They can be LED dot matrix or LCD display.

Turnstiles display

These are LCD indicators installed on turnstiles that tells passengers which cars they should take to get to their floors.

Fixtures used in Japan

These fixtures are found in Hitachi elevators in Japan.

B95 buttons

To be added.

A05 buttons

P03F-UL buttons

These are round white button with a tactile, and light up entirely when pressed.

CR35-N buttons

These are similar to P03F-UL but without tactile.

CR35-A buttons

These are flat round stainless steel buttons with an illuminating halo.

P03HC-UL buttons

These are similar to P03F-UL, but these ones are bigger.

Unknown square glass buttons

These are flat square glass tone buttons which light up white when pressed.

Large square buttons

These buttons look similar to Mitsubishi's version.

Other/custom buttons

LED floor indicators

These LED indicators look very similar to Mitsubishi.

LCD floor indicators

Other/custom fixtures

HF1

Fixtures used in Chinese Hitachi elevators

This section requires expansion.

These fixtures are used in Hitachi elevators made by Hitachi Elevator China in Guangzhou, China, which are found in China and other Asian countries excluding Japan. They are currently used in Hitachi MCA, LCA, HGP, HCA and UCA elevators.

Button types:

  • FL-PW: Black round button with a white illuminating number/symbol.
  • FL-MB: Round button with a blue illuminating halo and number/symbol.
  • DL-PO: B95 button (known as DL-PO in China-made Hitachi elevators).
  • GDL-SO2: Similar to DL-PO/B95, but the button is grey and the number/symbol does not illuminate.
  • AL-POC: Grey square button with a yellow illuminating halo and number/symbol.
  • AL-POE: Grey round button with a yellow illuminating halo and number/symbol.

Third party/generic fixtures

In Hong Kong, 2000s Hitachi elevators installed in Public Housing Estate blocks and Home Ownership Scheme blocks in Hong Kong were still required to be fitted with 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). Some government buildings in Hong Kong may use US91-15 buttons but the floor indicators are the standard Hitachi types. Some elevators in private residential and commercial buildings in Hong Kong may also use other (non-Dewhurst) generic fixtures.[17].

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) • LGLinesLouser LiftMarryat & ScottMashibaMitsubishi Electric (North America) • MontgomeryMPOrona/Electra VitoriaOtis (North America, South Korea/Otis Elevator Korea) • PaynePickerings LiftsSabiemSchindler (North America) • SchlierenSeabergShanghai MitsubishiSigmaStaleyStannahThymanThyssenthyssenkrupp (North AmericaKorean fixtures) • ToshibaU.S. ElevatorWestinghouseXizi Otis


Generic elevator component companies fixtures: AdamsBuy Elevator Parts Co.C.J. AndersonDewhurst (ERM) • DMG/MADELMIEpcoEverbrightGALHissmekanoHong JiangInnovation IndustriesJinlixKindsKronenbergLester ControlsLiSAMico ControlMonarch ControlMonitorPTLSalientSchaeferShanghai STEPTung DaVega

For other unknown fixtures, please refer to list of unknown elevator fixtures‎‎ page.
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