• Elevators
    • Passenger elevators
      • Schindler 1000

        Our practical passenger elevator for low- to mid-rise residential buildings is simple to plan, fast to install, and economical to maintain.

      • Schindler 3000

        Our flexible passenger elevator solution that matches form with function. The perfect all-around passenger elevator for many different building types and uses.

      • Schindler 5500

        The Schindler 5500 passenger elevator integrates latest technologies to deliver faster handling times for higher passenger volumes with optimum ride quality.

      • Schindler 7000

        Meet the Schindler 7000, our passenger elevator for high-rise buildings that exceeds the demanding specifications for tall structures.

    • Freight & other elevators
      • Schindler 2400

        The Schindler 2400 elevator is a workhorse that never complains. Truly flexible, it can be used in high-traffic buildings.

      • Schindler 2500

        The bed elevator, Schindler 2500 provides bump-free entry and exit for patients, a comfortable and quite ride, and high levels of reliability.

      • Schindler 2600

        Discover the Schindler 2600 freight elevator for warehouses, shopping centers or industrial facilities. It makes lifting heavy loads a lightweight task.

    • Modernization
      • Schindler 1000 Plus

        We've designed the Schindler 1000 Plus elevator to bring new levels of comfort, efficiency. and style to the elevators in your residential building.

      • Schindler 3000 Plus

        Schindler 3000 Plus elevator is more flexible in every way, fitting perfectly into many different applications in any urban environment.

      • Schindler 5500

        The Schindler 5500 passenger elevator integrates latest technologies to deliver faster handling times for higher passenger volumes with optimum ride quality.

    • Destination control
      • PORT elevator

        PORT Technology provides passengers with the lowest possible times to their destinations with the best possible comfort.

      • myPORT

        myPORT provides users with a uniquely seamless, secure, and convenient access to and transition through their building.

      • PORT Access

        In order to ensure seamless transitions from one area to another a range of terminals to provide the functions known generically as PORT Access has been developed.

    • CleanMobility
      • ElevateMe

        Our new Schindler ElevateMe mobile application gives elevator passengers the control to interact with elevators using their smartphones.

      • UV CleanCar

        Our Schindler UV CleanCar uses UV-C ultraviolet light to destroy bacteria and viruses in elevators reducing the risk transmission between passengers.

      • UV CleanAir

        With Schindler UV CleanAir, the air in elevator cabins is sanitized and cycled more frequently and efficiently.

      • CleanCall

        Our Schindler CleanCall lets passengers select their destination with a simple wave of the hand.

      • CleanCover

        Schindler CleanCover is an antibacterial protective film that covers elevator cabin surfaces that are often touched by passengers, such as the buttons, panels, and walls.

      • CleanSpace

        With Schindler CleanSpace, you can adjust the maximum load capacity in elevators to keep cars from becoming overcrowded.

      • PORT Technology & myPORT

        Visitors navigate their way through buildings equipped with Schindler PORT and myPORT using only their phone or personal access card.

  • Escalators & Moving walks
    • Escalators
      • Schindler 9300

        Enhanced safety features, energy efficiency, and space savings, the Schindler 9300 escalator defines state-of-the-art for moving people in commercial & public spaces.

      • Schindler 9700

        The Schindler 9700 escalator is the ideal mobility solution for large public spaces with high-traffic demands, like airports and train stations.

    • Moving walks
      • Schindler 9500AE inclined

        Developed with shopping malls in mind, the Schindler 9500AE inclined moving walk provides quiet and comfortable transportation from floor to floor.

      • Schindler 9500 horizontal

        Explore the Schindler 9500 horizontal moving walk, the ideal solution for public transportation.

    • Modernization
      • Full replacement

        Upgrade your property by replacing your older equipment with new, cutting-edge Schindler 9300 or Schindler 9700 escalators or with Schindler 9500 moving walks.

      • InTruss

        The existing escalator/moving walk is extracted, keeping its truss in place. A new Schindler escalator or moving walk is assembled inside the existing truss.

      • Modernization kits

        Schindler offers modernization solutions in all areas: safety, energy consumption, and appearance, all designed to bring your escalators and moving walks up-to-date, quickly and easily.

    • CleanMobility
      • Ultra UV & UV Pro

        Schindler Ultra UV and Ultra UV Pro help to keep handrails clean and reduce bacteria and viruses with an innovative and effective UV-C light system.

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PORT elevator

PORT Technology provides passengers with the lowest possible times to their destinations with the best possible comfort.

A system this sophisticated needs an exceptional set of fixtures to facilitate the multitude of features that are built in. These fixtures are the Personal Occupant Requirements Terminals that give PORT Technology its name. Our all-new set of PORT terminals feature a range of specifications enclosing standardized internal hardware. Whatever the architectural aspiration or functional requirement at a particular touch point, there is a PORT terminal to satisfy it.

Features & Functions

PORT Technology provides more functionality than any elevator system in history, It is feature rich and these are constantly evolving. As well as providing the most efficient use of an elevator group, the passengers it serves will really enjoy the seamless way they are whisked to their destination with a minimal number of intermediate stops. In addition, the security features implicit in the design ensure their peace of mind throughout the journey.

Destination Control

PORT Technology builds on Schindler’s unique 30 year experience of a system known as Destination Control which radically improves the traffic handling efficiency of a group of elevators.

In the 1990s building height was beginning to be limited by the number of additional elevators required to provide good service. It was generally understood in the industry that an approach whereby passengers could register their destinations before boarding would provide higher service levels from a a specific group of elevators and solve the problem. However, no one in the industry had been able to make a practical system based on this concept. In 1992, Schindler introduced Miconic 10, the first practical Destination Control system and revolutionized the market. In the early 2000’s as it became clear that destination control was the way forward, other companies offered products but by then Schindler was already on its second generation system – and PORT is the third!

When a passenger communicates to PORT the destination they require, either via a terminal, RFID card or smartphone, the system analyses every possible combination of ways that this journey can be provided considering all the other calls in the system and the current deployment of each elevator. Using a special algorithm representing many years of research, the optimum allocation is determined and communicated to the passenger via the terminal or phone. They can then stand in front of the assigned elevator door ready to quickly step in and be transported with minimal stopping to their floor.

We believe that PORT Technology dispatching represents a pinnacle in the industry today. But we are not standing still. Every year we get more data from the many thousands of units we have running worldwide which are utilized by our research teams to incrementally improve performance. We do not intend to give up our performance lead in a hurry!

Efficiency

Efficiency in an elevator generally can be understood to mean two things, both of which are related. The passenger handling efficiency and the energy efficiency.

The rate at which an elevator can handle passengers is, of course, critical to the overall operation of the building. In an office building, for example, especially during the morning peak, if the number of elevators installed cannot efficiently move people to their floor queues will form, frustrating passengers and lowering the prestige of the facility. A PORT installation will ensure that passengers traveling to the same floor are guided to the same elevator cab when required. This means that the number of stops that the cab makes in its journey up the building is minimal, resulting in a shorter time before it is able to return to the lobby. With each cab arriving back at the lobby more often, greater capacity to serve arriving passengers is generated and traffic handling efficiency is much higher.

Turning to energy efficiency, we should point out that, on an individual basis, each Schindler elevator is equipped with the latest in drive and materials technology to provide the highest levels of efficiency. But with PORT we can go further. A PORT elevator can operate in such a way that the group itself can gain energy efficiency using a feature we call Energy Control Option or ECO. In ECO mode the system provides an acceptable waiting time for all passengers while serving them in an energy-efficient manner. This solves the problem of typical elevator groups to consume most energy when passenger demand is low. When there are only few passenger calls, which is the case most of the day, each passenger can be picked up very rapidly by an elevator and, with barely no other cab occupants, transported fast to their destination floor. Like this, elevators tend to travel long distances for few passengers only. Furthermore, since elevators are typically counterbalanced at 50% loading, the cabs in the system are then moving in unbalanced state which is not energy efficient. ECO mode solves this problem. In order to save energy, ECO mode can use less elevators with more people per cab, resulting in shorter trips and better load balancing. As a result, ECO mode minimizes energy usage of elevators while taking care that passenger waiting times do not exceed a specified level: Customer satisfaction and highest energy efficiency at the same time.

Security

Security is built into the heart of a PORT system and can operate on many different levels. Where a current building or, indeed, global corporate system already exists, a simple interfacing regime exists to seamlessly integrate it. Many clients, today, however, when made aware of the many levels of security built in to the PORT system, have wanted to bring it into the heart of their building security strategy.

At the heart of the PORT security concept is communicating to the customer that we want them to identify themselves in order to serve them. So, for example, when a customer shows their RFID card to a barrier, they do not just gain admission but they are told which elevator to go to for transport to their preferred morning destination. A PORT elevator has terminals with a card reader integrated which means that, wherever it is positioned, a security transaction can take place. Often this is at a barrier where the sleek PORT design can easily be integrated. Or, if required Schindler can supply our proprietary Speed Gates.

As well as an RFID card solution, myPORT provides an even greater level of functionality which, can be used in conjunction with or as a replacement for cards. Finally, although this section primarily deals with PORT as it relates to elevators, the system can be greatly expanded to provide all aspects of access control within the building.

Passenger Experience

The passenger experience is what every aspect of PORT design is intended to enhance. We want every contact with our users to be one which delights them with a sense of security, comfort and convenience. From the moment they enter a building and, without having to touch any surface, gain admission, walk to their elevator and are speedily transported to their floor, our aim is to provoke a great sense of wellbeing and, a feeling that the system is there to provide them with a personalized service.

We will learn where they typically want to go at certain times and try to anticipate their needs. We will always try to allocate them an elevator that is not too full and reaches their destination without many intermediate stops and, above all we will always attempt to provoke the feeling that each journey they make is considered by PORT to be of great importance.

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For more information, please contact your local office during normal business hours. We look forward to seeing you.