For Schindler elevator fixtures found in North America, please refer to List of Schindler elevator fixtures (North America).

This is a list of Schindler elevator fixtures that are mostly found in Asia, Europe as well as other regions. Note that Schindler also had other types of fixtures before the 1950s, which haven't been included on this page.


Before 1950s

Very old black buttons

Possibly in the 1920s or 1930s, Schindler used simple non-illuminating black buttons for both the landing stations and car stations.

Manually-controlled cranks

These cranks were used before Schindler making automatic elevators with push buttons. In Hong Kong, some automatic freight elevators installed in the 1950s-1960s had this crank which was normally used to operate the elevator manually in attendant service mode[1].

1950s to 1960s

Black buttons

Schindler used black buttons in the 1950s. These were quite simple fixtures, with black buttons without illumination. Floor numbers are engraved on the panel next to the buttons.

White call buttons

In the 1960s, Schindler used round white buttons for the landing call buttons which illuminates in amber. Most hall stations have analogue floor indicators, as well as directional arrow indicators.

Solenoid (pop-out) buttons

From the 1960s to early 1970s, many Schindler elevators used black buttons; some of them pops-out (electromagnetic solenoid) while some of them do not[2]. The pop-out buttons latched on when pressed then popped out when the car stops. It is also possible for the buttons to be pulled back to cancel car calls. They were also used in Schindler Supermatic (a programmed elevator model for high-rise buildings) elevators.

Touch sensitive buttons

Schindler also used touch sensitive buttons for their elevators in the 1960s, but the alarm, door open/close and other buttons were standard push buttons, such as black or white buttons without illumination[3]. These were stainless steel buttons with illuminating halo. The call buttons were triangle shaped with a stainless steel plate in the middle where you touch them.

Floor indicators

A lot of 1960s Schindler elevators installed with automatic landing doors used analogue floor indicator inside, positioned horizontally above the door and vertically on the landing/hall stations above the call button(s). These were simple floor counters with a black background and illuminating numbers. There was also a version with only illuminating numbers (without a black background) on a stainless steel faceplate - this version was widely used in Schindler elevators in Hong Kong. On rare occasion, a nixie tubes indicator named ETALUX was also used[4][5]. For elevators installed without automatic landing doors, there were not equipped with a floor indicator inside. Some car stations may also have two illuminating directional arrows.


ETALUX was a red nixie tube floor indicator. This indicator was most likely used from the late 1960s-1970s[4].

1970s to 1990s


R-Series fixtures was widely used in Schindler elevators in the 1970s. It was still used until around the late 1980s.

Square buttons

This was the most common type of R-Series buttons used from the 1970s until 1980s. They are small, ice cube-like buttons that light up orange, which is mixed from red and green[6] when pressed; there are red or green illumination because one of them was broken. There was also a black version of these buttons which don't light up.

Vandal resistant buttons

A rare variant of R-Series buttons. These buttons are solid metal and had variants with or without indicator light.

Concave R-series

A very rare variant of R-series buttons. These buttons have a circular concave front attached to the buttons themselves.

Touch sensitive buttons

R-Series buttons was also available as touch sensitive, but they were rarely used compared to the regular push buttons. The alarm and door control buttons remains the push button type.

Round buttons

These are bigger round buttons which light up entirely when pressed. These button were used in Hong Kong and Macau, China[7]. It is unknown if they were also used in other countries.

Floor indicators

R-Series floor indicators were mostly simple floor counters with illuminating numbers on a black background. There was also a version with illuminating numbers on a metal plate - this version was commonly used in some 1970s Schindler elevators in Hong Kong. Some floor counters and landing call stations may have two small triangle-shaped arrows which would light up either red or orange. By the late 1970s or early 1980s, a digital floor counter began appearing.

Hall lanterns

R-Series hall lanterns are triangle-shaped arrows which light up orange.


ETALUX was a red nixie tube indicator. This indicator was most likely used from the late 1960s-1970s[4].

Spanish touch sensitive buttons

These fixtures consists of round touch sensitive buttons with red illuminating halo and black square frame. The buttons originated from GIESA (Guiral Industrias Electricas S.A.), a Spanish elevator manufacturer from Zaragoza that was acquired by Schindler in 1979[10]. Floor indicators are simple digital segments display. These fixtures were used in Spain throughout the 1980s. It is unknown if they were used in other countries.

Fixtures used in China Schindler elevators

These are the fixtures used in the China Schindler (CSE) elevators in the 1980s. China Schindler was a brand formed in 1980 as part of the first industrial joint venture between Schindler and China Construction Machinery in Beijing, China. The buttons are small, round plastic which protrudes from the panel and lights up entirely when pressed. The interior floor indicator are simple floor counter with red or orange illuminating numbers arranged horizontally.


M-Line (or M operating panel, M-Series) fixtures were introduced in 1978 with the Schindler Miconic B controller[11] and were widely used in the 1980s and 1990s. These fixtures have either push or touch sensitive rounded rectangular buttons that were made of white aluminium, with a red illuminating line on the top and engraved character or letter. The floor indicators used digital segments displays.

Today, Schindler still makes M-Line fixtures, which are usually used in Schindler 7000 elevators but not as common as in the 1980s-1990s. M-Line fixtures were also used in some modernizations in the 1980s-1990s, as well as some 5400 AP elevators in the 2000s as optional fixtures.

Push buttons

These buttons have a rounded area on the right where you push them.

Touch sensitive buttons

These buttons are simply flat. By the 1990s, a stainless steel version of these buttons began appearing. There was also a brass/gold and (an even rare) black version of these buttons. For elevators with these buttons, the alarm or intercom buttons are always non-touch sensitive due to disability reason.

During the 1980s and 1990s, Schindler M-Line touch sensitive buttons were widely used in several Asian countries, such as Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia. In the United States, M-Line touch sensitive buttons were used in few Schindler Haughton elevators in the 1980s, before ASME A17.1 standard started (but they still required to follow ASME A17.3).

Other components

These components were installed in Schindler M-Line car stations, just below the nameplate or the emergency intercom. They are illuminating arrows, overload indicator, emergency light, speaker, emergency stop switch/button and often, alarm button. These components were usually arranged into two or three rows. Components used varies in some elevators.

Segmented floor indicators

Schindler M-Line fixtures used digital floor indicators with segmented numbers in the 1980s and 1990s. The displays are usually wedge shaped, but there are also flat ones.

LED floor indicators

By the mid 1990s, some M-Line fixtures began using large LED dot matrix display for floor indicators, which was based on the S-Series fixtures line. The number would scroll every time it changes. The displays were either black or transparent vandal-resistant style. LEDs are normally red or orange, but there were also green ones which are very rare. There are also very few M-Line LED floor indicator using Hitachi-style dot matrix numbers.

Lanterns and hall indicators

M-Line hall lanterns are translucent wedged triangles which light up orange, and feature an electronically generated chime through the vertical grilles in the fixture. There are also flat lanterns, which are used in some Schindler elevators in Hong Kong. Sometimes are also digital floor indicator positioned in between the two lanterns. These lanterns are positioned horizontally or vertically. In the 1990s, a newer version of these lanterns which are made of acrylic was introduced, which light up green and red.

Solid round touch sensitive buttons

These buttons are usually made of solid metal and have illuminating halo. Only the alarm and intercom buttons are not touch sensitive due to disability reason. Most of them are used as call buttons for elevators using M-Line or S-Series fixtures inside, but they are also used inside the elevator. These fixtures are usually found in Hong Kong.


S-Series was launched in 1984 together with the Schindler design S elevators series. It was initially used on design S elevators but it was later expanded to other Schindler models, as well as modernization. It was also used in early Schindler Miconic 10 elevators as well[13]. These fixtures use square push buttons with a small green or red illuminating lamp in the middle, as well as an engraved lettering on the left. The push buttons uses micro switch made by Saia Burgess Controls of Switzerland (model XC)[14].

There are four variants of S-Series fixtures; one is the standard variant with light brown colored buttons and stainless steel panels, one with dark grey colored buttons and panels, one with blue colored buttons and panels (slightly less common), and one with vandal-resistant buttons and stainless steel panels (an extremely rare variant). Floor indicators use green LED dot matrix displays; they either scrolls or fades in and out when changing numbers. Schindler S-Series are rare, and are mostly found in Europe, especially Switzerland. In Asia, these fixtures were widely used in Thailand, mostly in mid and high-rise installations.

Standard S-Series

This S-Series variant has light brown colored buttons on a stainless steel panel.

Grey S-Series

This S-Series variant has black or dark grey colored buttons and panels. The alarm button is yellow.

Blue S-Series

This S-Series variant has blue colored buttons and panels. Like the black variant, the alarm button is yellow.

Vandal resistant S-Series

This S-Series variant has a flushed metal button with a white round button and a red lamp on the left of the button. This variant is extremely rare.


The D-Line (or D-Series) fixture was introduced in the late 1990s. It has round buttons made of either glass, stainless steel or anodized aluminium with green or red illumination. The floor indicators were either LED dot matrix or grey LCD displays.

D1 buttons

D1 is a round glass button with blue lettering and a small green dot lamp on the top of the button[15].

D2 buttons

D2 is similar to D1, except that it has illuminating halo instead of a small dot on the top.

Floor indicators

D-Line used either digital segmented, green LED dot matrix or grey colored LCD displays with segmented numbers.


Z-Line are destination keypads for the Schindler Miconic 10 destination dispatch elevators. They were introduced in 1992 along with the launch of Miconic 10. They are installed in the elevator lobby. Unlike conventional up and down call buttons, these keypads lets passenger enter their desired floor destination using telephone-style keypad buttons. A small LCD screen, with dot matrix display above the buttons would then show the elevator car identification - the car that the passenger must take to get to their destination floor. Inside the elevator, there are digital destination floor counters installed on both sides of the inner door jamb which displays the destination floors that have been registered.


Destination floor counters

Schindler Smart MRL fixtures

These are the fixtures used in the SchindlerSmart MRL elevators, which consists of three main models; Smart MRL 001, Smart MRL 002 and Smart MRL 002 DE (DE stands for Design Edition). Unlike a conventional elevator, the car station for this elevator model features telephone-style button layout, which means that the passenger must enter his or her desired using the buttons. The buttons, including the landing call buttons, can be touch sensitive or mechanical push button type. The floor indicator on the car station features a 7-segments LED digital display, while the hall floor indicators features LED dot matrix display.

There are two styles of car station; one is a black colored panel with either touch sensitive or push buttons, and the other one is a grey colored panel with only touch sensitive buttons. The former is used on all three models, while the latter is only used on the Smart MRL 002 and Smart MRL 002 DE models. For the call stations, there are two styles; one is a tall lozenge shaped panel with only a touch sensitive button, and the other one is a rectangular panel with either touch sensitive or push buttons. Likewise, the former is only used on the Smart MRL 001 model while the latter is used on both the Smart MRL 002 and Smart MRL 002 DE models.

Fixtures used in Schindler 001 elevators

These fixtures are used in Schindler 001 elevators in the late 1990s[16][17]. They are similar to the fixtures used in Smart MRL elevators except that the touch sensitive keypad buttons are square and has a floor counter with a digital segmented display.


These are the fixtures used in SchindlerMobile elevators in the late 1990s. It is similar to Miconic 10; passengers enter their desired floor using numerical keypad before entering the elevator. Inside the elevator there are no floor buttons; only the alarm and door control buttons are found. The floor indicator inside is a long vertical display, with either analogue or S-Series style LED display.


MT was a fixture that are usually found in the United States, but it also was used outside the U.S., such as Canada, Mexico[18] and Hong Kong[19]. The buttons were made by Epco, and can be mounted on a Schindler M-Line chassis.


Oxo was a fixture only found in France and was used for both modernization and new elevators. It was produced by Roux-Combaluzier-Schindler (RCS) from 1974 to 1999. Oxo is one of the most common Schindler fixtures in France. The buttons are round, grey, metallic, with engraved number/symbol, some buttons have a small red or green lamp on the top. On the car station there is usually a digital floor indicator (7-segment or LED display), emergency light, overload lamp and two green arrow indicators.


MS[20] (Spanish: Linea MS, Portuguese: Linha MS) is a fixtures line used in Central and South America for the Schindler S100L elevators and modernization. The buttons are very similar to the touch sensitive M-Line buttons except that the lamp is a small red dot instead of horizontal line. For the floor indicator, it used either an LED dot matrix or a simple segmented display.

Third-party/generic fixtures

Some 1980s and 1990s Schindler elevators installed in Hong Kong, Singapore and the United Kingdom used Dewhurst fixtures.

Custom fixtures

These are fixtures made specially according to building owner's requests.

2000s to 2010s


After Schindlers aquisition of Deve, Schindler improved upon DEVEs design of TKID fixtures, and introduced an variant with tactile feel and black background over the fixtures. They were used on elevators that used Hydroware controllers in Sweden and norway up untill 2006.


In the 2000s, Schindler introduced three new button series for the D-Line fixtures, they are D4, D6 and D8. These buttons can light up green, red, yellow or blue. There are also D-Line buttons that light up yellow, but these are very rare.

D-Line fixtures were used in several Schindler elevator models, such as 300 P/300 L/300 J/3000 ANZ, 500/500 P, 5400 AP, South Korean version of SchindlerElegant MR/MRL and 7000 (formerly Schindler 700). They were also used in some modernizations as well[21]. Since the mid 2010s, D-Line buttons are now mainly used for the Schindler 7000 elevators in Asia Pacific. This is because the other current Schindler elevator model/series (3300/3300 AP, 5500 and few others) already have their own set of fixtures. However, it is possible for Schindler 5500 elevators to use D-Line fixtures (buttons and/or indicator) as an option[22][23] but this is very rare.

Some D-Line buttons in Asia may have the floor buttons functioning as analogue position indicators when the car moves[24] [25].

D1 buttons

D1 is a glass button with blue letter and a small green dot lamp above the letter. These buttons have been discontinued, but spare parts are often still available in third-party suppliers.

D2 buttons

D2 buttons are similar to D1 but they have illuminating halo instead. These buttons might have been discontinued.

D2 Braille buttons

This is a version of D2 buttons that has both a tactile and braille marks. The frame can either be white or black. D2 Braille is very similar to D8 (see below), but the only difference is the  arrow on the call buttons; D2 Braille arrows are bigger and transparent. These buttons usually emits a beep when pressed. D2 Braille buttons are rarely seen Europe, but are very common in Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong due to accessibility reasons.

D4 buttons

D4 are stainless steel buttons with an illuminating halo and engraved black letter.

D6 buttons

D6 is a black anodized aluminium buttons with engraved/tactile legend on the buttons, and an illuminating halo

D8 buttons

D8 buttons look very similar to D6, but has both tactile and braille on the buttons and the halo is made of black anodized aluminium instead of chrome. They also comes with either green or red illuminating halo as well as a beep sound when pressed. D8 is very similar to D2 Braille (see above), but the only difference is the arrow on the call buttons.

M-Line buttons

Schindler continues on making the M-Line touch sensitive and push button fixtures with minor updates. These buttons can be stainless steel or gold. M-Line buttons are combined with the D-Line LED floor indicators, and often Schindler E-Vision LCD displays. They are often found in Schindler 7000 as well as Schindler 5400 AP. They are also used in 5500 elevators as an option. Some modernization also use these fixtures.

Vander LED floor indicators

In the 2000s, Schindler began using a new LED dot matrix display for the floor indicators. These LED dot matrix displays are not made by Schindler, but a Chinese company called Vander Electronic Technology. Some indicators may also support more characters like Chinese and even half floors[26][27]. These indicators are usually used in Schindler 300 P, 500 P, 5400 AP and 7000 elevators in Asia Pacific, but they are very rarely seen in Europe. They were also used in some elevators with D-Line, M-Line and other types of buttons.

Grey LCD floor indicators

Some early Schindler elevators with D-Line fixtures used grey LCD display with black segmented characters as the floor indicators.

Japanese fixtures

These fixtures are only used in Schindler elevators in Japan. They consist of D-Line D2 buttons and either a segmented or LED dot matrix indicator. These fixtures are used in Schindler 300 J elevators as well as modernization.

Miconic 10/Schindler ID fixtures


Schindler updated the Z-Line fixtures in the 2000s. The LCD displays now lights up blue or white when the keypad buttons are pressed. The latest batch of Z-Line, which called as Z-Line III, use coloured LCD displays with a Arial Narrow typeset. Z-Line keypads are still being used today on Schindler 5500 and 7000 elevators working with PORT Technology. They are used for Fireman Service Mode and are hidden behind a locked compartment inside the elevator car.


Elevator identification plates

These surface mounted plates shows the identification of each elevator cars in the lobby using alphabet. In some elevators where handicap mode is included, these plates would light up in blue and plays a chime (and sometimes automated voices as well).

Destination floor indicators

Keypads inside elevator

These Z-Line keypads are hidden behind a locked compartment inside the elevator. They are usually used during firefighting, that is, when the fire service mode is activated.


These are large LCD inside floor indicators, mostly used for Schindler 7000 elevators. They shows either slideshows or multimedia, or even both. E-Vision is based on the Microsoft Windows 7 operating system.


Schindler L-Fixtures[28] are only found in Europe and are less common compared to other Schindler's fixtures series. These fixtures consists of rounded rectangular buttons with a red line on the bottom and red LED floor indicators. They can be used for both new installation and modernization. It is unknown if L-Fixtures are still being made today. These fixtures were used in Schindler 2400, 2500 and 2600, 5400 EU and some modernization.

Fixtures used in Latin America

These fixtures are only found in Schindler elevators in Central and South America. Most of these fixtures are developed and made by Atlas Schindler in Brazil.

Abitare and Ufficio

These fixtures are found in Central and South American countries, and used in the Schindler 310L(Abitare) and Schindler 510L(Ufficio) elevators. They were first developed by Elevadores Atlas of Brazil in the late 1990s, shortly before the company was sold to Schindler. The floor buttons are rectangular and touch sensitive, with a concave touch surface and a red strip lamp on either the left or right side of the button. The door, fan, light and alarm buttons are not touch sensitive. Like the NeoLift fixtures, these were also developed by Elevadores Atlas in the late 1990s, shortly before the company was sold to Schindler. These fixtures were used in the Schindler 310L, Schindler 510L and NeoLift elevators.


This is the fixture used in NeoLift, an elevator model only sold in Central and South America. It consists of rounded rectangular buttons with a blue lamp on the edge and digital segments, with braille writing, and the floor number on the other edge as the button. It can have TFT Display, LED or LCD floor indicators[29]. A fingerprint device called BioPass could also be incorporated into the car station for security reason. Like Habitare, the NeoLift fixtures was originally a project of Elevadores Atlas in the late 1990s before the company was sold to Schindler.

BS Class

BS Class is a fixtures line developed by Atlas Schindler in Brazil. It features D-Line D2 buttons (but without numbers on them) with braille plates attached to them, and floor indicators with either a LED digital segments or dot matrix display[30]. It bears a little similarities with the NeoLift fixtures. BS Class was used in the Schindler S100L Class elevators[31] as well as Atlas Schindler Smart MRL elevators[32] designed for passengers with limited mobility[33].

Linha MS

Linha MS (English: MS Line) is the version of M-Line fixtures used in Central and South America. It was developed by Atlas Schindler in Brazil and was used in the Schindler S100L elevators[34] as well as modernization[35]. The only difference between this and the standard M-Line version, is that the button illumination is represented by a dot rather than a horizontal line. Floor indicators uses either LED dot matrix or just a simple digital segmented display.

Linha MOD

This is a fixtures lineup for modernization in Central and South America, also developed by Atlas Schindler in Brazil. It has four types of buttons; Panzer which is a DMG BP Panzer vandal resistant button, BME which is a round silver button, BME Oval which is a rotated oval shaped button with illuminating halo, and Microcurso which is a round button with a tactile plate attached. Floor indicators uses either an LED dot matrix or digital segments display.[36]

BS Shock

BS Shock is another fixtures line that was developed by Atlas Schindler in Brazil. It features DMG "BP Panzer" push buttons and floor indicators with either a LED digital segments or dot matrix display[37]. Like BS Class, this fixtures line has little similarities with the NeoLift fixtures.


Also known as BS GS MOD. This is basically the Brazilian version of FIGS/Linea fixtures. The full height flush mounted car station is based on the Schindler Habitare and NeoLift fixtures.[38]



These fixtures consists of push buttons that are shaped like M-Line buttons, with a yellow line and yellow LED floor indicators. It was initially used on the Schindler EuroLift elevators in the early 2000s before they were expanded to the Schindler 2000 series elevators (2400, 2500 and 2600). It was also used on the 5400 EU elevators. Now, FI MXB is an option for the Schindler 2400, 2500, 2600 and some Haushahn elevators, as well as modernization.

FI MXB floor indicators on Schindler EuroLift

FI MXB on the Schindler EuroLift elevators was different than the one used in other European Schindler models. The buttons remains the same but the floor indicators have different LED displays with wider characters as well as scrolling number.


FI MXV is a vandal resistant fixture line. It consists of round metallic buttons with yellow lamp on the center and transparent display floor indicator with yellow LED dot-matrix. Like FI MXB, these fixtures are currently used in Schindler 2400, 2500 and 2600 as well as modernization. It was also used on the 5400 EU. However, it is possible for Schindler 5500 elevators to use FI MXV fixtures (buttons and/or indicator) as an option.


FI MXH is a combination of both FI MXB and FI MXV. The buttons are FI MXV while the floor indicators are FI MXB.


FI GL is a fixtures line that is made of glass. It features either touch sensitive or push buttons and LED digital segmented displays as the floor indicators. The touch sensitive buttons version is simply a flat glass panel with blue illuminating numbers for active or available car calls. When the buttons are touched, they will light up red. The push buttons version comes with grey square buttons with braille and tactile as well as beep. There is also a telephone-style keypad button layout, where passenger enter their desired floor, similar to SchindlerSmart.

FIGL was released in 2005 along with the launching of Schindler 3100, 3300, 5300, 6200 and 6300 elevators. Early version of FI GL fixtures have different design of Schindler logo: a circle with an arrow inside - the Schindler logo - was smaller and "Schindler" name below was larger. It was later changed - a circle with an arrow inside is larger and "Schindler" name below is smaller.

As of mid 2010s, FIGL has been discontinued. Its successor is FIGS and FIGS 120.

Asian version

The Asian version of FI GL are used on the Schindler 3300 AP, 3400 and 3600 elevators. It came out in 2007 when 3300 AP was officially launched in the Asia Pacific region. For the touch sensitive version, the landing stations have V-shaped call buttons which illuminates red. The push button version has call buttons with red illuminating halo as well as floor buttons with braille, tactile and a small illuminating dot lamp. These fixtures were discontinued in 2015 or 2016 and was succeeded by FIGS 120.

European version

The European version of FI GL is used on the Schindler 3100, 3300 and 6300 elevators in Europe, Australia and New Zealand. For the touch sensitive version, the landing stations have an O-shaped call button which illuminates red. The push button version has call buttons with blue illuminating halo as well as non-illuminating floor buttons. Because the floor buttons don't have illumination, the selected floor is displayed on the glass panel just above the buttons. The telephone-style keypad touch sensitive buttons also do not have illumination[39]. FI GL push buttons were discontinued in 2013 except for Croatia, Hungary, Montenegro and Serbia until 2018. Likewise, it has been succeeded by FIGS 120.


E-Type was a fixtures line only used in Asia and New Zealand. The buttons appears to be a Shanghai STEP PB112 series which were branded by Schindler as E2. Floor indicators uses LED digital segmented displays. The car station could only support up to two columns of buttons. These fixtures are used in the Schindler Elegant MRL and Classic[40], 100 P[41] and also 5400 AP but this is extremely rare. Also, it was possible for D-Line and M-Line push buttons to be mounted on an E-Type hall station, but this only applied for the Schindler 5400 AP elevators[42]. E-Type was discontinued in 2012 along with the Schindler Elegant MRL elevator, the last product lineup sold under the Schindler Elegant lineup.

In New Zealand, the alarm button was moved from the top to the bottom just under the door control buttons due to local codes. In addition, almost all E-Type installations in there have braille marks on the buttons.