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This is a list of elevator fixtures that are or have been made by Toshiba Elevator and Building Systems Corporation.

1970s to 1980s

White buttons

Many old Toshiba passenger and freight elevators from the 1970s used white buttons which light up orange (by conventional bulb) when pressed. The door open and close buttons are slightly bigger than the rest of the buttons, and the door open button is marked green.

Black buttons

These buttons are rare, and are usually found in some old Toshiba elevators from the early 1970s. The buttons are black, and both the halo and number/symbol light up orange when pressed.

Rectangle buttons

These are rectangle buttons with a black halo, and illuminate entirely when pressed. The landing call buttons are square with a black arrow in the middle.

Touch sensitive buttons

These touch sensitive buttons have a silver plate in the middle where you touch it as well as an illuminating halo. These buttons could be rectangle or square. The landing call buttons are always square.

Floor indicators

Toshiba mostly used analogue indicators in the 1970s and 1980s. There are two versions. One is a long black display with illuminating numbers, and the second one is a set of illuminating squares or circles with the number and arrow printed on them. The latter was mostly used in high-rise elevators, or elevators in luxurious buildings such as offices and hotels. By the 1980s, a 7-segments digital display became available[1]. On some elevators, the hall stations for intermediate floors have only direction indicators instead of a full/complete display with numbers.

Vandal resistant fixtures

In the 1970s and possibly 1980s, Toshiba also made vandal resistant fixtures which consist of round stainless steel buttons with a small light bulb and analogue floor indicators with dotted lights. These fixtures are extremely rare[2].

Fixtures used in Japan

These fixtures consist of black round buttons with a silver halo and an illuminating number. Floor indicators are analogue, with multiple black circles where the number would light up there. These fixtures are only found in 1980s Toshiba elevators in Japan.

Mid to late 1980s fixtures

These fixtures were used in Toshiba elevators installed between the mid and late 1980s. There are two types of buttons used in these fixtures. One is a small rectangle button with a green light beside it, and second one is a round button with a green illuminating number and a square halo. The floor indicators used analogue display, with multiple red dots that flashes everytime the car moves and stops flashing when the car is idle/stationary[3]. A few elevators, however, used a digital segments display instead.[4]

Toshiba made two types of panels for the car stations. The first one is a surface mounted light brown/grey panel with two metallic sides and rectangle buttons, and the second one is just a flat steel panel with round buttons[5]. The hall stations are surface mounted, with an analogue indicator and round buttons which light up green for up and red for down.

Third party/generic fixtures

Some 1970s and 1980s Toshiba elevators in Hong Kong used Dewhurst fixtures, usually with US81 series push buttons and analogue indicators with UL200 Hidden Legends. They are mainly found in government buildings and Public Housing Estate blocks.

1990s

Standard fixtures

These fixtures consist of black square buttons with a grey halo and a green light (red for down hall call button). The floor indicators used a 16-segments display, these can be found on the hall/car stations or above the landing/car door. There were also analogue indicators with green illuminating numbers, but these are quite rare. In addition, Toshiba made two types of landing and car stations for these fixtures. The first one, which is the standard type, is a brown panel with beveled metallic sides that is surface mounted, and could accommodate up to two rows of buttons. The second one is a flat steel panel that could accommodate three or possibly more rows of buttons. Toshiba also made a special car station that is designed for passengers on wheelchair. This car station is always surface mounted and could have a digital or analogue indicator, or just a direction indicator with no indicator.

Vandal resistant buttons

These buttons look the same as the standard black buttons, except that they are made entirely in stainless steel. These buttons were used in Singapore and Hong Kong[6]. It is unknown if they were also used in other countries.

Hall lanterns

Toshiba made a few styles of hall lanterns. The most common one was the vertical bar lanterns, with the lanterns protrude from the panel. All of these lanterns light up green, red and sometimes yellow orange. There are also hall lanterns that are combined with a digital indicator.

Third party/generic and custom fixtures

Many Toshiba elevators installed in Public Housing Estates and government buildings in Hong Kong in the 1990s used Dewhurst's US81 braille buttons. The floor indicators used were usually the standard Toshiba type. Custom fixtures, which were made specifically on client's requests, also exist.

2000s to 2010s

Early to late 2000s fixtures

These fixtures are used in Toshiba elevators installed from the early to late 2000s in Japan and other Asian countries.

S-33 buttons

S-33[8] buttons are black rounded square push buttons with an orange illuminating number/symbol.

S-41 buttons

S-41[8] buttons are square push buttons with a either a green or white illumination. The middle of the button has a metal-like square plate with an illuminating number or symbol, as well as a grey frame. These buttons are only found in Japan. They were also used in the Toshiba/Kone double deck elevator in the KONE Test Center in Tytyri, Finland[9] before the elevator was modernized by Kone with KSS fixtures.[10]

Vandal resistant buttons

These are the same type as the ones used in the 1990s. A few 2000s Toshiba elevators in Hong Kong used these buttons, like the ones in Nina Tower (shopping center), Hong Kong.[11]

Floor indicators and hall lanterns

During the 2000s, Toshiba used a 16-segments display or a LED dot matrix display with "blocky" character for the floor indicators. Hall lanterns, if present, usually have green (for up), red (for down) or yellow orange illumination.

Dewhurst-like fixtures

Some Toshiba elevators in Hong Kong which were installed or modernized in 2000s have these fixtures. These buttons look similar to Dewhurst US90 or Schaefer MT 42 button fixtures but the symbols on the door control buttons and alarm button are not transparent and do not illuminate when pressed.[12][13]

Mid 2000s to current

Fixtures used in Southeast Asia and other countries

These fixtures consist of various button types and LED (either digital segments or dot matrix) floor indicators. They are used in ELCOSMO compact traction, SPACEL-UNI and SPACEL-III machine room less elevators, as well as ELFRESH modernizations in China, Southeast Asia and Middle East.

UB-1 buttons

These are round black buttons with a grey halo and an orange illuminating tactile. In Japan, they are known as C-21.

UB-2 buttons

These buttons are similar to UB-1 but they are square. In Japan, they are known as C-22.

KB-1 buttons

These are round glass buttons that light up entirely when pressed.

KB-2 buttons

These are square glass buttons that light up entirely when pressed.

KB-3 buttons

These are round black plastic buttons with an orange illuminating light in the middle.

KB-4 buttons

These are square black plastic buttons with an orange illuminating light in the middle.

KB-5 buttons

These are round stainless steel buttons with an illuminating halo.

KB-6 buttons

These are square stainless steel buttons with an illuminating halo.

KB-7 buttons

These are round stainless steel buttons with braille marks. Both the halo and number/symbol light up when pressed.

KB-8 buttons

These are square stainless steel buttons with braille marks. Both the halo and number/symbol light up when pressed.

GS-1A buttons

These are black square buttons with an illuminating halo.

GS-2A buttons

These are square staiinless steel buttons with an illuminating halo and symbol/number.

GS-3A buttons

These are square staiinless steel buttons with an illuminating halo and symbol/number and a silver frame.

GS-4A buttons

These are black square buttons with an illuminating halo and symbol/number, and a silver frame.

Floor indicators

Toshiba use LED dot matrix display. The standard indicator for the car station has a lozenge shaped display, with a red LED display. By the early 2010s, a newly redesigned indicator began available, which features a rectangular display with either an orange or white LED display. There is also an LED 16-segments display, which is only used for the hall indicator above the landing door.

Hall lanterns

Toshiba makes many different styles of hall lanterns, which can light up orange, green (for up), red (for down), or white. All of these lanterns use LED lights.

Fixtures used in Japan

These fixtures are only found in Japan. They are used in Toshiba SPACEL (NewSPACEL-EX, SPACEL-GR, SPACEL-GRII), Order SPACEL-GR, Order SPACEL-GRII, ELBRIGHT, NewELBRIGHT and ELCRUISE elevators, as well as ELFRESH modernization.

C-01 buttons

These are black round buttons with a lamp in the middle.

C-02 buttons

These are round glass buttons that light up entirely when pressed.

C-03 buttons

These are black round buttons with an illuminating halo.

C-04 buttons

These are white round buttons with an illuminating halo.

C-05 buttons

These are black square buttons with an illuminating number/symbol.

C-06 buttons

These are square glass buttons that light up entirely when pressed.

C-07 buttons

These are black square buttons with an illuminating halo.

C-08 buttons

These are white/grey square buttons with an illuminating halo.

C-11 buttons

These are square metal buttons with an illuminating halo and number/symbol.

C-21 buttons

These are black round buttons with a grey halo and illuminating tactile. These are the standard buttons. Outside Japan, they are known as UB-01.

C-22 buttons

These are black round square buttons with a grey halo and illuminating tactile. Outside Japan, they are known as UB-02.

C-35 buttons

These are large black square buttons with orange illuminating lamp.

C-39 buttons

These are rectangle glass buttons that light up when pressed.

Other buttons

LED dot matrix floor indicators

LCD floor indicators

These LEDs light up orange, red or white.

LED segmented floor indicators

Fixtures used in Mashiba/Malaysian Toshiba elevators

Main article: List of Mashiba elevator fixtures

Third party/generic and custom fixtures

Many Toshiba elevators installed in Public Housing Estates[14], government buildings and other buildings[5] in Hong Kong are still required to be fitted with Dewhurst fixtures, mainly US90-15 series push buttons. However, Everbright buttons are also used in some elevators.

In Singapore, all Toshiba elevators installed in Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) stations are fitted with Dewhurst buttons. Elevators installed in the North South Line and East West Line stations from the early until late 2000s use either Dewhurst US90-15 or US90 series buttons that light up red[15][16], while the elevators installed in the Circle Line stations from 2008 until 2011 use the US90 series buttons which light up green[17]. Meanwhile, elevators installed in Kovan[18] and Boon Keng[19] stations along the North East Line (the majority of stations along this line uses Otis elevators) use the US91-15 series buttons with red illumination. Some elevators in certain NSL and EWL stations have had their original red light replaced with a green light[20][21], probably to improve the clarity of the button's illumination.

A lot of Malaysian Toshiba elevators (made by MS Elevators Sdn. Bhd.) use generic buttons that were made by an unknown company[22]. These are usually found in Malaysia and Indonesia.

Trivia

  • The South Korea based Dong Yang had a technical partnership with Toshiba from the 1970s until the late 1990s. As the result, Dong Yang elevators produced during this period used some of Toshiba's fixtures.
  • The lozenge-shaped floor indicators, which are commonly found in Toshiba SPACEL elevators in Japan and other Asian countries, are based on the Kone KSS 305, KSS 470 and KDS 50 floor indicators.

See also

Notes and references

  1. Toshiba Traction Elevator at Wan Chai Commercial Centre, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
  2. [1]
  3. 上環能興盛樓東芝升降機
  4. 上環顏氏大廈Toshiba升降機
  5. 5.0 5.1 Toshiba Traction Elevator at Restaurant Levels, 3/F, North Wing, Kornhill Plaza, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
  6. Nina Tower Shopping Mall, Hongkong: Toshiba Elevator
  7. Toshiba traction elevator at Shopping Mall, Lower Levels, High Block, Nina Tower, Tsuen Wan, New Territories,Hong Kong
  8. 8.0 8.1 Toshiba Elevator Design Guide brochure (2002 edition, Japanese)
  9. AMAZING KONE/Toshiba Doubledeck elevator @ KONE Test Center, Tytyri, Finland. - YouTube
  10. Amazing KONE double deck test elevator at KONE test tower Tytyri Finland - YouTube
  11. Nina Tower Shopping Mall, Hongkong: Toshiba Elevator - YouTube
  12. Toshiba High-Speed elevator at L'hotel Nina et Convention Centre, (Higher Block), Nina Tower, Tsuen Wan, New Territories, Hong Kong (2) - YouTube
  13. [2]
  14. Toshiba High-Speed Traction Elevator at Cheung Yan House, Cheung Sha Wan Estate , Cheung Sha Wan, Kowloon, Hong Kong
  15. Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station, Singapore - Toshiba Traction Elevator 東芝エレベーター - YouTube
  16. Toshiba Elevator at Kembangan MRT - YouTube
  17. Bishan MRT Station (Circle Line), Singapore - Toshiba Elevator (Street Access) - YouTube
  18. Toshiba lift at Kovan MRT exit C - YouTube
  19. Toshiba MRL Elevator at Boon Keng MRT Station, Singapore (Exit) - YouTube
  20. Toshiba Lift at Outram Park MRT station - YouTube
  21. Toa Payoh MRT Station, Singapore - Toshiba Traction Elevator (Walkway) - YouTube
  22. Toshiba MRL Elevators at Euphoria Hotel, Bali
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/MADELMIEpcoEverbrightGALHong JiangInnovation IndustriesJinlixKronenbergLester ControlsLiSAMico ControlMonarch ControlMonitorPTLSalientSchaeferShanghai STEPTung DaVega

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