2003 to late 2000s
These fixtures are used in ThyssenKrupp Dongyang branded elevators in South Korea as well as other Asian countries from late 2003 until 2008.
After Dong Yang was bought by ThyssenKrupp in 2003 and became ThyssenKrupp Dongyang, the company continued to make Dong Yang's black square buttons until around the mid or late 2000s. These buttons are basically a remake of the original 1990s Toshiba/Dong Yang buttons, but were modified by replacing the white halo into silver halo.
Type 44 buttons were first made by Dong Yang in the early 2000s. They are oval shaped buttons made of stainless steel with a red illuminating halo. It also has a small red illuminating curve to the left of the number or symbol. ThyssenKrupp no longer made these buttons, but spare buttons are often available (either by ThyssenKrupp branches outside South Korea or third-party suppliers) for modernizations.
These are round stainless steel buttons with an illuminating halo that has been broken into two parts. These buttons have been discontinued.
These are rounded rectangular buttons with a red illuminating halo and a raised black line below the number or symbol. Sometimes they may have braille marks as an option.
These are round dome shaped buttons with an illuminating halo. They were introduced in November 2005.
ThyssenKrupp Korea usually use LED dot matrix display (with a scrolling arrow) for the floor indicators, but there are also elevators that uses a 16-segments display instead.
ThyssenKrupp Korea made a few variants of hall lanterns, usually light up green for up and red for down.
Late 2000s to mid 2010s
Just after ThyssenKrupp Dongyang renamed itself to ThyssenKrupp Elevator Korea in 2008, ThyssenKrupp began updating some of their fixtures, as well as introducing a few new lineup of modern fixtures.
Fixtures used in MRL/MR Gearless/MR Geared elevators
These fixtures are commonly used in conventional passenger elevators and possibly Elejet high-rise elevators.
These are STEP Classic buttons branded as TK11 by ThyssenKrupp Korea. Both the halo and lettering light up white when the buttons are pressed. They also have braille marks under the lettering.
Besides the TK11 series buttons, ThyssenKrupp also use Type 99 buttons for elevators made between the late 2000s and mid 2010s.
ThyssenKrupp Korea use LED dot matrix display with a scrolling directional arrow.
Mid 2010s to current
The following fixtures are exclusive to the South Korean market, and hence they are not sold in other Asian markets. They are used in the Korean synergy MRL (starting in 2014 or maybe earlier, now discontinued), enta200 MRL, meta200 MR and zeta200 MR elevators.
Fixtures used in Korean synergy elevators
ThyssenKrupp Korea made two types of fixtures for their Korean synergy MRL elevators.
Non-touch sensitive fixtures
These fixtures use mirrored stainless steel panel. The buttons used are TK77 series, which are round dome shaped stainless steel buttons with braille marks, and both white illuminating halo and lettering. The floor indicator inside the car is a full colored LCD display with white segmented numbers, while the floor indicator outside is a white LED dot matrix display.
Touch sensitive fixtures
These fixtures use black tempered glass panel with white illuminating built-in touch sensitive buttons known as TT22 (also known as Smart Touch Button on brochures). The floor indicators are the same as the ones used in the non-touch sensitive fixtures, which is a full colored LCD display on the inside and white LED dot matrix display on the outside. These fixtures are only used in the Korean synergy MRL elevators in South Korea.
Fixtures used in enta200 elevators
The fixtures used in the thyssenkrupp enta200 MRL elevators are similar to the Korean synergy elevators, but the glass panels is white instead of black. In addition, a bigger LCD display with updated background and font has been introduced; instead of white segmented font, it now uses ThyssenKrupp's TK Type font.
Fixtures used in meta200 elevators
These fixtures are currently used on the meta200 MR elevators in South Korea. The landing and car stations are either bronze, dark, light or gold colored stainless steel with TK77 buttons. The floor indicator used in car station is a tilted LCD screen (with the TK Type font for the number and letters), while the one used in the hall/landing station is a LED dot matrix display.
Fixtures used in zeta200 elevators
The zeta200 high rise MR elevators use either meta200 style fixtures (with either TK77 or TK11 series push buttons and tilted LCD indicator on the inside), or Smart Car Operating Panel fixtures (see below for details).
Smart Car Operating Panel
These are glass fixtures used for the meta200 and zeta200 MR elevators in South Korea. These fixtures includes an LCD floor indicator with current speed and registered floors, as well as smart car operating panel with keypad style button layout (the buttons are either mechanical or touch sensitive). It also supports handwriting capability in which the user draw their desired floor number directly on the touch screen, similar to Hyundai's touch screens. Other features includes a custom floor directory, floor locking and a built-in (hidden) security camera. The design is not very similar to Sigma/Otis Korea's MiniTouch fixtures. These fixtures were only found in Korea so far, but they aren't exclusive to the South Korean market.
- List of thyssenkrupp elevator fixtures - for non-Korean made thyssenkrupp fixtures found in other countries (excluding the United States and Canada).
Notes and references
- ↑ ThyssenKrupp Dongyang - Business Elevator brochure (Refer to page 21)
- ↑ ThyssenKrupp Elevator (Asia Pacific) eNews - December 2005 (archived) (Refer to Page 11)
- ↑ Passenger Elevator MRL-MR Gearless-MR Geared (PDF) (archived)
- ↑ Synergy MRL brochure (archived)
- ↑ meta200 - thyssenkrupp Elevator Korea
- ↑ zeta200 - thyssenkrupp Elevator Korea