SchindlerSmart MRL (often stylised as SchindlerSmart or SchindlerSMART) was a series of machine room less traction elevator produced by Schindler. It was Schindler's second product line up of machine room less elevator after SchindlerMobile. SchindlerSmart was made from the late 1990s to the mid 2000s.

Description

Schindler Smart MRL was a machine room less elevator model designed for low-rise residential and commercial buildings. It was initially developed for the European market but sales were later extended to other markets outside Europe, such as Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Latin America.

There were at least five known Schindler Smart MRL models. The first model, Smart MRL 001, was launched in 1998 followed by a second model, Smart MRL 002 in the following year[1]. The third model is Smart MRL 002 DE (DE stands for Design Edition)[2] which is a special edition of the Smart MRL 002 featuring luxurious interior designs. There was also Smart MRL J (launched in 2000) which was sold exclusively for the Japanese market, as well as a version designed for the South American markets called Smart MRL which was made by Atlas Schindler in Brazil. Atlas Schindler also made Smart MRL 8DF which was designed specifically for passengers with limited mobility[3]. These models had their driving machine installed on the top of the hoistway with a 1:1 roping. The control panel is built into the hoistway wall. The Schindler Smart MRL was discontinued sometime in the mid 2000s.

SchindlerSmart MRL elevators use car operating panels with telephone-style keypad button layout and a small LED floor indicators. The buttons can be touch-sensitive or small push buttons. An automated voice and electronic chime were also available as optional feature.

Schindler Smart MRL comfort package

Schindler Smart MRL comfort package is a modernization package for upgrading existing Schindler Smart MRL elevators with features and technologies based on the Schindler 3300 model. In this package, the existing machine is replaced with a newer machine featuring smaller sheaves, the steel ropes are replaced with Schindler Suspension Traction Media and the controller is replaced with a Miconic BX controller. Door operator, car light and fixtures replacement are optional. This package has become available since around the 2010s for certain European countries.

Differences between Smart MRL 001 and Smart MRL 002

Schindler Smart MRL 001 Schindler Smart MRL 002

Landing call stations are tall lozenge shaped with only a touch sensitive button.

Landing call stations are rectangular with either a touch sensitive or mechanical push button.
Interior colors are single/unicolor. Interior colors are double/bicolor.
Ceiling has no lighting (instead the lighting is on the top of the car station). Ceiling has lighting. There are two options of lighting style.
Handrail (if any) is installed on the rear wall below the half-height mirror. Handrail (if any) is installed on the side wall.
Has only one design of car station (black colored, comes with either touch sensitive or push buttons). Has two designs of car station (black and grey colored, also comes with either touch or push buttons). The grey version only comes with touch buttons.
Maximum capacity is only 630 kilograms (or 8 persons). Maximum capacity is 1000 kilograms (or 13 persons).
Only available in single entrance. Can have two entrances as an option.
Maximum capacity is 630 kilograms (or 8 persons). Maximum capacity is 1000 kilograms (or 13 persons).

In addition to the differences listed above, the Smart MRL 002 DE model has similar specifications as the regular Smart MRL 002 model except that it features a more luxurious interior and ceiling design, as well as having an option of using center opening doors instead of two speed telescopic doors.

Specs

Smart MRL 001

  • Gearless machine room less, with 1:1 roping and W125 gearless drive
  • 320/450/630 kilograms (or 4/6/8 persons) capacities
  • 1 meters per second speed
  • Serves up to 15 floors
  • 42 meters of maximum height
  • Two speed telescoping doors
  • Only available with single entrance
  • AC 2-speed or ACVF (option) drive
  • Up to two cars in a group

Smart MRL 002

  • Gearless machine room less, with 1:1 roping and  W125 gearless drive
  • 320/450/630/1000 kilograms (or 4/6/8/13 persons) capacities
  • 1 meters per second speed
  • Serves up to 15 floors
  • 42 meters of maximum height
  • Two speed telescoping doors
  • Can have two entrances as an option
  • AC 2-speed or ACVF (option) drive
  • Up to two cars in a group

Smart MRL 002 DE

  • Gearless machine room less, with 1:1 roping and W125 gearless drive
  • 320/450/630/1000 kilograms (or 4/6/8/13 persons) capacities
  • 1 meters per second speed
  • Serves up to 15 floors
  • 42 meters of maximum height
  • Two speed telescoping sliding (standard) or center opening doors (optional)[4]
  • Can have two entrances as an option
  • AC 2-speed or ACVF (option) drive
  • Up to two cars in a group

Smart MRL (Atlas Schindler)

  • Gearless machine room less, with 1:1 roping
  • 450 or 600 kilograms (or 6 or 8 persons) capacities
  • 1 meters per second speed
  • Serves up to 6 floors for commercial buildings and 18 floors for residential buildings
  • Two speed telescoping doors
  • Can be a panoramic/scenic model (known as Smart MRL PANORÂMICO)[5]
  • VVVF drive
  • Up to two cars in a group

Smart MRL comfort package

  • Gearless machine room less, with 1:1 roping
  • Newly replaced gearless machine with smaller sheaves
  • Schindler Suspension Traction Media ropes that replaces the previous steel ropes
  • Miconic CO-BX controller (replacement)
  • 320/450/630/1000 kilograms (or 4/6/8/13) capacities (existing capacities)
  • Two speed telescoping doors, with a ACVF door operator replacement as an option
  • VVVF drive with closed loop
  • FIGS fixtures for replacement of existing Smart MRL fixtures (optional)

Notable installations

Schindler Smart MRL 001

Finland

  • Mosaiikinraitti 6, Vuosaari, Helsinki (1999)
  • Vaso Kauppilanrinne, Naantali (2000)
  • Kupittaankatu 57, Turku
  • Ruukinkatu 1B, Turku (1999)
  • Vanha Littoistentie 1, Turku (1999)

France

  • Le Cosmos, Vienne
  • 15 Berthelot Street, Vienne
  • 4 Rampe du Vieux Bourg, Brest
  • 36 Paul Marzin Street, Brest
  • 140 Robespierre Street, Brest
  • Hotel Le Dauphine, Ajaccio, Corsica

Sweden

  • Storgatan 26, Sundsvall (modded with Custom Schindler Fixtures)
  • P-house Granaten, Lund
  • Parternas gränd 73, Norra Fäladen, Lund

Other countries

  • Lille Friheden, Hvidovre, Denmark
  • Dronningensgate 22, Narvik, Norway
  • Parco Normale Lotto 10-11, Via Ernesto Ricci 1, Naples, Italy (2001)
  • Department of Architecture - Federico II University, Naples, Italy
  • A3 Sport, Prague, Czech
  • Norwich Castle, Norwich, United Kingdom (one was modernized by Stannah Lifts)
  • Portland Marina, Weymouth, United Kingdom
  • Devon Cliffs Holiday Park, Sandy Bay, Exmouth, Devon, United Kingdom

Schindler Smart 002

Australia

  • Australian National University (ANU) - HW Arndt Building, Canberra
  • 55 Raymond St, Bankstown, Sydney
  • Westfield Liverpool, Liverpool, Sydney
  • Urunga House, Miranda, Sydney

Finland

  • Vernissakatu 5A, Tikkurila, Vantaa (2002)
  • Lintulammenkatu 15A and B, Kerava (2002)
  • Paraistentie 10, Kaarina (2002)

Sweden

  • Laboratorvägen 7 and 9, Umeå
  • Västra Finnbodavägen 1, Nacka
  • Hästholmsvägen 33, Nacka
  • Kungssätravägen 25A, Sätra

United Kingdom

  • Ibis London Euston, London
  • Premier Inn, Custom House, London (modernized by Titan Elevators in 2013)
  • Hicking Building, Nottingham
  • Holiday Inn Milton Keynes Central, Milton Keynes
  • Hotel 53, York

Other countries

  • Scandic Lillehammer Hotel, Lillehammer, Norway
  • Tønne Huitfeldts Plass 2, Halden, Norway (2007)
  • Corso Pestalozzi 11, Lugano, Switzerland
  • Plaza Mayor, Malaga, Spain
  • Mango, Calle Columela & Calle José del Toro, 23, Cádiz, Spain
  • Plaza de la Constitución, 5, Arrecife, Lanzarote, Spain
  • Hotel Porto Mare, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal (service elevators only)
  • C.H. Estakada, Częstochowa, Poland
  • Hotel EA Populus, Prague Czech
  • ZARA, Knez Mihaila, Belgrade, Serbia
  • Courtney Place, Wellington, New Zealand
  • Former Esprit Store, Lambton Quay, Wellington, New Zealand
  • Tverskaya Street 12 structure 8 - entrance 15, Moscow, Russia

Schindler Smart MRL 002 DE

  • Vaniljakuja 1Bb, Vuosaari/Nordsjö, Helsinki/Helsingfors, Finland (2003)
  • As OY Raision Keonkatu 3, Raisio, Finland (2002)
  • Maarukankuja 7, Mikkola, Vantaa, Finland (2003)
  • Ulica Vita Kraigherja 6, Maribor, Slovenia
  • Nordis Residence, Bucharest, Romania
  • Foss Hotel Baron, Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Hotel Palazzo Turchini, Via Medina 21, San Ferdinando, Naples, Italy

Schindler Smart MRL J

Note that the Smart MRL J was only sold for the Japanese market.

  • Shimoshinjo public housing complex, Osaka, Japan (2002)
  • Abiko Hishi housing residential, Osaka, Japan (2004)
  • Yokoo Housing residential complex, Yokohama, Japan (2003)

Trivia

  • The keypad-style car station design was later adapted on the Schindler 3300 elevators.
  • The first SchindlerSmart MRL 002 DE elevator was installed in Bratislava, Slovakia in 2000-2001.

Videos

Tour_of_the_Schindler_Smart_MRL_traction_elevators_@_Lille_Friheden,_Hvidovre,_Denmark

Tour of the Schindler Smart MRL traction elevators @ Lille Friheden, Hvidovre, Denmark

SchindlerSmart MRL 001 elevators in Hvidovre, Denmark (video by: Heritage Elevators)

RARE_90s_Schindler_MRL

RARE 90s Schindler MRL

SchindlerSmart MRL 002 elevator in England (video: benobve).

Schindler_SMART_MRL-0

Schindler SMART MRL-0

SchindlerSmart MRL 002 elevator in New Zealand (video: WaygoodOtis).

Schindler_Smart_MRL_traction_elevator_@_Ulica_Vita_Kraigherja_6,_Maribor,_Slovenia

Schindler Smart MRL traction elevator @ Ulica Vita Kraigherja 6, Maribor, Slovenia

Schindler Smart MRL 002 DE elevator in Slovenia (video by: Slovenian Elevators)

Very_nice_Schindler_Smart_001_MRL_traction_elevator_@_Foss_Hotel_Baron,_Reykjavik,_Iceland.

Very nice Schindler Smart 001 MRL traction elevator @ Foss Hotel Baron, Reykjavik, Iceland.

Schindler Smart MRL 002 DE elevator in Iceland (video by: SCANIA ELEVATORS!)

Atlas_Schindler_SMART_MRL_Elevator

Atlas Schindler SMART MRL Elevator

Atlas Schindler Smart MRL in Brazil (video by: Lívio Naves)

Notes and references

External links

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