This is a list of thyssenkrupp elevator fixtures that are only found in the United States, as well as Canada.
1999 to present
ThyssenKrupp continued on Dover's Impulse fixtures with minor revisions until 2005, but it was still offered for custom installations until 2010. Impulse buttons are white squares with rounded corners and micro switches, although ThyssenKrupp only used yellow LED lights for their buttons. There are two different floor position indicators, where the first was was Dover's "fake LED" display with seven light-up segments which imitates a dot-matrix display (NOTE: not a seven-segment display). Any installations above seven floors uses a dot-matrix display capable of displaying 3 digits, and also have an up/down arrow.
These fixtures were offered on Oildraulic (hydraulic elevator model), SPF (traction elevator model), and modernizations. Replacement capacity labels from c. 2015 or later have the new thyssenkrupp logo on them. Custom Impulse were also continued and offered until the Impulse was discontinued.
Aurora fixtures were introduced in 2003 and was the successor to the Impulse. They were black circle buttons with illuminating red LED halos, which does look similar to their predecessor U.S. Elevator Soft-Touch buttons. The early Aurora Oildraulic COPs for four or less floors had its buttons installed in a vertical line, but for more, it was in a more standard looking layout. The floor indicator was in either a red five-segment "fake LED" indicator for installations that have five floors or less, or a dot-matrix LED indicator, just like with Traditional and Impulse. The directional arrow lanterns are white plastic triangles where the up lantern lights up yellow, and the down lantern lights up red. The alarm for these fixtures sound like a high pitched buzzer when pressed.
Aurora was offered for Oildraulic (hydraulic elevator model), and tractions (including the ISIS MRL). These fixtures were discontinued in early 2008.
The fixtures on the ISIS MRL elevators were different than the Aurora fixtures found on the hydraulic and standard traction elevators. These fixtures were exclusive to the ISIS MRL model. Its black buttons had the illuminating halo lit up in blue instead of red, and did not use micro switches. The floor indicator had a sleeker design and was also in a blue dot-matrix LED display. The call buttons looked like Aurora except with blue LEDs, and the lanterns and inside buttons looked like Signa4.
In 2006, the fixtures used on the ISIS elevators were redesigned. The buttons remained the same, but the floor counter got a more elliptical like design. They were discontinued in 2007 when the ISIS model was discontinued in North America.
Signa4 was released in 2008 as a successor to Aurora and has been recently discontinued in November of 2019. There is an older version, and a newer version of Signa4 fixtures, the difference being the buttons. The older version of Signa4 fixtures was an updated version of the Aurora/ISIS line, where it features the black buttons with blue illuminating halos but used different switches from the Aurora or ISIS line. The design of the Signa4 was adapted from the ISIS fixtures, except the floor lanterns are not on the doors. The older version of Signa4 fixtures also had a California code compliant version, which are Traditional buttons. The newer version of Signa4 was made from 2016-2019, which are MAD Atoll buttons that can have a blue or white illumination, which also discontinued the original California code compliant version as these fixtures meet California codes.
Originally, the floor indicator was offered with a blue four segment "fake LED" for installations that have four floors or less, and also had a blue dot-matrix LED indicator which displays the floor number in the center of the indicator. Both of these floor indicator types were discontinued with a different blue dot-matrix indicator, which is capable of displaying up to three digits, as well as a scrolling arrow was introduced. Signa4 lanterns are white plastic arrows that light up with blue LEDs. Car lanterns are flush with their housings, hall lanterns have a curved surface. Hall lanterns can be vertically oriented next to the door, or horizontally above the door.
Signa4 was offered for Oildraulic (hydraulic elevator model), endura, endura MRL, synergy, momentum, and evolution 200.
ThyssenKrupp continued producing the Dover Traditional fixtures. There are 3 versions of Traditional fixtures.
The first style Traditional buttons were in the same style as Dover Traditional but came with yellow LED lighting. By 2006, a scrolling arrow began appearing in the floor counters in some elevators; at first they were mostly found on traction elevators but are now becoming common on hydraulic elevators as well.
The second version of Traditional was first made in 2008, featuring sturdier buttons illuminating in white LED; the call buttons now use the same style triangle used with the Aurora fixtures.
The third version (newest version) of Traditional was made from c. 2016-present. These are MAD Atoll buttons that can have blue, white, red, or green lighting.
The lanterns are the ones also used in Aurora installations except the down arrow lights up yellow instead of red.
As with the Impulse and Traditional lines, ThyssenKrupp continued making Dover's vandal resistant fixtures but with minor updates. The analog floor counters were now changed to black circles with white numbers while the illuminating dot remained below each number corresponding to each floor. By 2006, the LED in the illuminating dot in the center of the button was changed from amber to red. There is also a California code compliant version.
In 2008, ThyssenKrupp overhauled the Vandal Resistant Fixture. They started using MAD buttons which if ordered through MAD would be considered their BS line (BS Classic). A few installations however, uses MAD BP (BP Moon, which are concave and has a LED light on the center of the button). MAD BS comes in a California code compliant version which looks similar to Otis fixtures. The button is metal, with a halo, that can light up red, blue, green, and white. This also came with LED digital-segmented floor indicator. The MAD BS fixtures became more popular than the "traditional" Vandal Resistant. The "traditional" Vandal Resistant button was still made along with the halo vandal resistant button. The "traditional" button was redesigned where the button would be projecting of the panel, the surface of the buttons were concave.
Vandal Resistant currently comes in two different floor indicators: a dot-matrix indicator, which is capable of displaying up to two digits with a scrolling arrow (like the ones used in Traditional installations), or a standard analog indicator which uses red LED lights below the provided floor number and arrows in black circles with white number.
MODfusion is a fixture line used primarily for modernizations. The buttons are MAD BS (round, usually concave and uses a LED illumination halo that comes in green, red or blue). The directional lanterns are the ones used in Traditional installations, and also incorporates CE Electronics' indicator.
ThyssenKrupp Studio buttons are like Signa4, but have a second halo in the shape of a rounded square that does not light up. The call button plates are just like a regular rectangle call but plate but are rounded on the corners. The lanterns were rounded triangles that lit up in blue and had a rounded rectangle plate. The car operating panel and floor indicator was just like the Signa4 panel but with Studio buttons. These fixtures were first used in 2009. These fixtures were used on the thyssenkrupp AMEE G, and synergy 85S elevators. These fixtures were discontinued in 2012.
- Further information: List of Epco elevator fixtures#WNR Signature
These are Epco WNR Signature buttons distributed and branded as "Elite Contour" by ThyssenKrupp Northern in Canada.
Destination Dispatch fixtures
The fixtures used in the ThyssenKrupp destination dispatch (Destination Selection Control or DSC) are consists of large LCD touch screen panel, destination display mounted on both side of the inner door jambs and projecting buttons used as the door control and emergency buttons.
Fake LED floor indicators
On some of ThyssenKrupp's elevators, the floor indicators had dots that would light up in the shape of the floor number, creating the illusion that they were made up of many LEDs when they were not. Each number is in fact one whole integrated unit. These stopped being used in 2012.
Fixtures provided by third party companies
To be added.
Chimes and floor passing sounds
The arrival chimes are similar to the chimes formerly used by Dover with the Impulse fixtures, but possibly at about the time Thyssen Dover & Krupp merged, the chimes are used with most if not all ThyssenKrupp fixtures.
ThyssenKrupp continued to use the piezo buzzer for the floor passing sound, but at about the same time as Thyssen Dover & Krupp merged, the buzz was changed to be longer. Around late 2010/early 2011, ThyssenKrupp introduced a new floor passing sound, resembling the beep made by checkout scanners in supermarkets; YouTube elevator enthusiasts refer to this new floor passing chime as the "grocery beep". The new "grocery beep"/supermarket beep replaced the piezo buzzer by mid- to late-2011. However, ThyssenKrupp still continues to use Dover's directional indicator chimes, but newer elevators now have a slightly lower pitched chime.
The ISIS normally used different chimes; they had a low-pitched bell chime for the directional indicator and a high pitched beep for the floor passing and call recognition. It was rare for an ISIS to use the piezo buzzer and the Dover chime. When the standard chime is used, it is normally only on the hall lanterns. The arrival & floor passing chimes on some ThyssenKrupp ISIS elevators have been replaced/are being replaced with standard ThyssenKrupp chimes (in some cases, the floor passing chime is replaced with the buzz, and in some cases, it is replaced with the beep depending on when the replacement was done).
Studio elevators also used different chimes, sounding more lower pitched, and completely different from the Dover chimes. The inside floor passing chime is the same.
- List of thyssenkrupp elevator fixtures - for thyssenkrupp elevator fixtures found in other countries other than North America.
- List of Dover elevator fixtures
- List of U.S. Elevator Corp. elevator fixtures
Notes and references
- ThyssenKrupp Aurora fixtures brochure
- ThyssenKrupp Signa4 fixtures brochure
- ThyssenKrupp Traditional fixtures brochure (2003 edition)
- ThyssenKrupp Traditional fixtures brochure (2010 edition)
- ThyssenKrupp Vandal Resistant fixtures brochure (2003 edition)
- ThyssenKrupp Impulse fixtures brochure (2005 edition)