• Elevators
    • Passenger elevators
      • Elevator finder

        Find the ideal Schindler elevator for your new installation building requirements.

      • Schindler 3100 low-rise

        The Schindler 3100 is a cost-effective, machine room less traction elevator for two- to three-story buildings.

      • Schindler 3300 low- to mid-rise

        The Schindler 3300 MRL traction elevator for low- to mid-rise buildings is the ideal hydraulic elevator alternative.

      • Schindler 3300 XL low- to mid-rise

        The Schindler 3300 XL traction elevator delivers more space with capacities ranging from 3,500 lbs. to 5,000 lbs. General purpose and hospital service applications available.

      • Schindler 5500 mid-rise

        The Schindler 5500 is a high-performance, gearless MRL traction elevator for mid-rise buildings. It offers glass and bare car options too.

      • Schindler 7000 high-rise

        The Schindler 7000 traction elevator for high-rise buildings fits the need of taller buildings with even more efficient and innovative mobility solutions.

      • Schindler 330A hydraulic

        The Schindler 330A holeless hydraulic elevator is the smarter, more efficient solution for a wide range of low-rise applications.

    • Freight & custom elevators
    • Modernization
      • Overview

        A Schindler elevator modernization can help improve your equipment's reliability, performance, and aesthetics.

      • Schindler HXpress low-rise

        A Schindler HXpress hydraulic elevator modernization delivers improved performance and reliability to low-rise buildings.

      • Schindler 6400 mid-rise

        A Schindler 6400 elevator modernization brings the benefits of gearless technology and Schindler's suspension traction media (STM) to mid-rise buildings.

      • Schindler Miconic TX high-rise

        With a total modernization or phased approach, Schindler's products and expertise can bring your high-rise elevators up to their best performance.

      • Elevator upgrades

        Choose from a variety of affordable, versatile elevator upgrades that can enhance safety, boost performance, and improve aesthetics.

      • Energy savings

        A Schindler elevator upgrade can improve reliability and aesthetics while helping reduce energy consumption.

      • Capital planning & financing

        Let us help you develop a customized capital plan to upgrade and modernize your elevators over time.

      • Destination interface

        A destination interface elevator modernization converts conventional controls to destination dispatching, giving you all the benefits of Schindler PORT quickly and easily.

    • Destination control
      • Schindler PORT

        Schindler PORT optimizes traffic flow, alleviates congestion, and reduces elevator wait times while offering personalized service and access control.

      • Schindler myPORT

        With the Schindler myPORT smartphone app, users gain convenience, security, and comfort with features that can be programmed to verify user identity and summon an elevator based on user needs and preferences.

      • References

        Hear from customers who've installed or modernized their elevators with Schindler PORT.

    • CleanMobility solutions
      • Overview

        Clean and touchless products for elevators. Simple to use and easy to install, Schindler CleanMobility products can accommodate nearly any type of installation.

      • ElevateMe App

        With Schindler’s ElevateMe mobile app, users can call elevators and select their destinations on their own smartphones.

      • CleanAir Ion

        Schindler CleanAir Ion cleans the air inside passenger elevator cabins, providing continuous reduction of airborne viruses and bacteria.

      • CleanCall Hover

        Schindler CleanCall Hover lets passengers call elevators or select their destinations by hovering their finger over elevator pushbuttons.

      • CleanCall Grid

        Schindler CleanCall Grid provides a touchless option for elevator passengers to place their landing floor request on the Car Operating Panel.

      • CleanCall HoloVoice

        Schindler CleanCall HoloVoice supplements elevator pushbuttons with fully functioning virtual hologram buttons and voice command capability.

      • CleanCall Wave

        Schindler CleanCall Wave motion-activated elevator fixtures allow passengers to place elevator calls with a wave of their hand.

      • CleanCall Tap

        Schindler CleanCall Tap foot-activated elevator fixtures allow passengers to place elevator calls with a tap of their foot.

      • Touchless Operation

        Schindler’s Touchless Elevator Operation option eliminates the need for passengers to press any buttons.

      • Visual Guidance Options

        Schindler CleanMobility decals can help manage elevator traffic while assisting passengers in finding and assuming positioning that may help reduce exposure to communicable germs and viruses.

  • Escalators & Moving walkways
    • Escalators
      • Schindler 9300AE

        The Schindler 9300AE escalator is ideally suited for commercial applications, but can also be adapted for transport applications including stadiums, airports, and exhibition halls.

      • Schindler 9700

        The Schindler 9700 escalator is ideal for large public spaces with high-traffic demands such as airports, subways, and railroad stations.

    • Moving walkways
      • Overview

        Schindler moving walkways combine comfort with safe, rapid horizontal and inclined transportation, and are ideal for use wherever the elimination of long walks is desired.

      • Schindler 9500 horizontal

        The Schindler 9500 horizontal moving walk is the ideal solution for public transportation lengths up to 328 feet.

      • Schindler 9500 inclined

        The Schindler 9500AE inclined moving walk is one of the most efficient moving walks in retail applications and requires minimal installation space.

    • Modernization
      • InTruss

        The Schindler InTruss escalator upgrade solution uses your existing truss and turns your old escalators into better than new condition.

      • Replacement

        Replace your older equipment with new, cutting-edge Schindler escalators - both an affordable and efficient solution.

      • Upgrades

        Schindler offers upgrades in all different areas to make your escalators run smoother, safer, and more reliably.

      • Capital planning & financing

        Let us help you develop a customized capital plan to upgrade your escalators and moving walks over time.

    • CleanMobility solutions
      • Handrail options

        Explore our Schindler CleanMobility handrail options for escalators and moving walks.

  • Services
    • Maintenance
      • Overview

        Extend the lifetime of your elevators, escalators, and moving walks. Our maintenance plans and repair services are tailored to fit your building needs, no matter what brand or model.

      • Service programs

        Explore Schindler's preventive maintenance options for elevators, escalators, and moving walks. Schindler service programs have the flexibility to adapt to your building's unique environment and requirements.

      • Portfolio Management

        Schindler's Ahead ActionBoard tool for building owners/managers provides real-time access to performance and maintenance records for your elevators & escalators. Our mobile app puts it in the palm of your hand.

    • Repair
      • Elevator upgrades

        Choose from a variety of affordable, versatile upgrades for elevators that can enhance safety, boost performance and improve aesthetics.

      • Escalator upgrades

        Schindler offers upgrades in all different areas in order to make your escalators run smoother, safer and more reliably.

    • Strategic Accounts
    • Digital Services
      • Overview

        Schindler Ahead is the digital building solution that connects elevators, escalators, and moving walks to the IoT Cloud.

      • Schindler Ahead solutions

        Schindler Ahead offers three equipment service level options for elevators, escalators, and moving walks to meet your budget, monitoring, and diagnostic needs.

      • Schindler VCS

        The Schindler Visual Communication System (VCS) brings enhanced safety and convenience for passengers, while meeting the latest elevator emergency communications code requirements.

      • Schindler SafeCall

        Alleviate the worry of failed elevator inspections due to phone line non-compliance while enjoying responsiveness and potential cost savings.

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        Learn about the people, traditions and values that enable us to tackle the urban mobility challenges of the 21st century.

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        Our global presence gives us access to the full spectrum of human diversity – reinforcing our ability to adapt and innovate.

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        Some things never go out of style. Our values support everything we do, and allow us to remain a leading global player in the elevator and escalator industry.

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        Help us transform the world of tomorrow. We’re looking for high-powered digital natives ready to meet society’s most pressing urban mobility challenges.

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        Discover what makes Schindler a great company to work for through key facts and stats.

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        Discover more about Schindler employee compensation packages and benefits – competitive salaries are just the start!

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        The key to maintaining Schindler’s proud legacy of Swiss precision engineering is making sure that all our people – at every level – remain trained and ready.

      • Work-life balance

        Finding the right balance between work and life can be tough. At Schindler we make it easier through flexible work policies. Learn more.

      • Career development program

        Discover how we take our most talented young professionals on an international & multidisciplinary journey to develop their long-term careers at Schindler.

      • International careers

        Grow your elevator & escalator career internationally with Schindler. International assignments are a key part of how we develop people. Learn more.

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        Schindler’s 150,000+ square foot state-of-the-art LEED Gold certified manufacturing facility in Hanover, PA focuses on the fabrication of components visible to customers, like doors, entrances and elevator cab interiors. Learn more.

      • Clinton

        Discover our escalator manufacturing complex located in Clinton, North Carolina. The complex comprises both a 38,000-square-foot escalator step facility and a 155,000-square-foot escalator assembly plant.

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        Schindler Elevator Corporation is committed to conducting its business activities in harmony with society and the environment. Our products and services are designed to provide energy-efficient options to architects, contractors, building owners, and managers.

      • Green technology

        Find out how Schindler's green technology can help improve efficiency and save energy. Schindler incorporates green technology in elevators, escalators and destination dispatch technology.

      • Offices & Manufacturing

        Schindler doesn't only offer green products, our offices and manufacturing facilities are sustainable. Learn more about the sustainable solutions integrated into Schindler's daily operations practices.

    • Safety
      • Overview

        Discover Schindler's safety materials and see that elevator & escalator safety is a top value. Our products are built with many safety features to help give riders peace of mind while using them.

      • Tips for riders & owners

        Enjoy safe and pleasant, elevator and escalator rides by following these safety tips from Schindler Elevator Corporation. Also learn more about what to do before calling for service, and get tips to prepare your equipment for extreme weather.

      • Tips for kids

        Please follow these safety tips for kids. Parents, share these tips with your children today so they can enjoy safe and pleasant, elevator and escalator rides.

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PORT Technology

The Schindler PORT Technology revolutionizes the science of optimizing traffic flow through a building while offering personalized service and access control.

How does it work?

The Personal Occupant Requirement Terminal, or Schindler PORT Technology, is a powerful software system that uses information to guide and transport people quickly and safely to their individual destinations, communicating with them through a simple yet elegant device called Schindler PORT.

Features

Among the standard features included in the PORT Technology are a number of advanced options to further tailor the system to your needs.

The PORT barrier

PORT Technology was designed to bring a new dimension to the use of barriers in the building entry process. With PORT, not only can each entrant be verified as valid but an elevator for their preferred destination floor can be ordered and its identity communicated, right at the barrier. And, because this is a PORT control, we can guarantee that the elevator will provide the best possible journey in the prevailing traffic conditions.

RFID entry

Each PORT is equipped with a reader, which can communicate with any compatible Radio Frequency device ranging from a simple card to a smartphone. This can be used to provide special features during normal elevator operation or, when the PORT is incorporated into a barrier, to provide an access control system that is fully integrated with the elevators.

Predictive parking

Parking can be configured such that the system uses real-time statistical data to determine the most likely demanded floors during the current time period and parks the elevators accordingly. Alternatively, the customer can pre-define parking floors.

Anti-passback

When the PORT is used in conjunction with a barrier, this feature prevents a user passing their card back across the barrier to facilitate entry of another person by invalidating the second transaction at this barrier or any others nearby.

Forward credentialing

This optional feature is to discourage passengers from entering into a cabin, for example with a colleague, without using their badge. If a passenger boards an elevator without using their badge, a sanction is applied when this badge is used again. This may range from a warning message on the PORT screen to a requirement to reset the badge at the security desk in the lobby.


Advanced features

Double-deck

In many tall buildings it is desirable to maximize elevator hoistway usage by deploying double-deck elevators. With conventional systems these can prove very frustrating for the user as, for example, a lower-deck cabin stops repeatedly because of a service requirement at the upper-deck or there is confusion as to what cab must be entered at a lobby. With PORT Technology this issue is virtually removed. Since we know all the passengers and their destinations in advance, the double-deck elevators do not stop more often than single deck elevators. In addition, the advanced signalization provided by the PORT screen eliminates any passenger confusion.

Shuttle Control

A shuttle service between two floors can appear to be the simplest of elevator operations. In fact, if it is not optimized, there is potential to transport far fewer people that theoretical capacity and cause long waiting times. The PORT Technology Shuttle control uses passenger volume assessment tools to set up an advanced service pattern that at all times maximizes the flow through the system while minimizing wait times.

Crowd Prevention

In a sky lobby environment where passengers are being delivered to the area by elevators from the main lobby and then re-boarded into elevators to higher floors, there is always a concern that overcrowding may occur. By comparing the number of people delivered to the sky lobby with the number leaving, the system can detect this possibility and adjust the delivery volume until space has been created.

Emergency Evacuation

Since PORT Technology knows who has been delivered to each floor, it can build up a picture of the population distribution at each floor. In the event of the need to evacuate, the system can decide which floors can be evacuated via the stairwells without overcrowding and advise those occupants to take them using its screen. At other floors, it can offer an elevator evacuation and, since it knows the population, can bring enough elevators to take everyone on a specific floor at once, thus avoiding panic.

Peak Performance Booster

In normal circumstances the elevator configuration is designed to provide excellent service to its occupants. There may be times, however, due to an unusual influx of visitors or large-scale loss of elevator cabs (for example due to construction) when this is no longer the case. Using the advance communications capability of PORT Technology, passengers can be instructed to either walk down one flight of stairs to pick up their elevator or be delivered one flight above their destination. This would be undertaken to combine required stops and therefore, by making elevators more rapidly available, to significantly increase the handling capacity of the units.

Energy Control Option (ECO mode)

During low traffic periods, a typical elevator system, in an attempt to minimize waiting times, will assign individuals their own cab. Since an elevator is counterbalanced at half load, this results in many trips with highly unbalanced loads and consequently high energy consumption. In ECO mode, “low traffic” trips are planned to allow for reasonable rather than minimal waiting times. This means that all elevators are not needed, thereby providing significant energy savings that are increased by biasing the number of passengers per car to be as close to the balanced load as possible.

Reporting

For customers who have the need of detailed information relating to the operation of their system, a comprehensive reporting package is available.

Benefits

Performance

Especially suited to large elevator groups or straight-line configurations in heavy-traffic commercial buildings, PORT can increase handling capacity and reduce travel times – each by up to 35%.

Comfort

PORT reduces crowding both in the lobby and inside the car, by allocating passengers to individual floors. PORT offers fully integrated building access, and myPORT – elevator control and security building access from your smartphone.

Save energy

The PORT Technology ECO monitors the traffic conditions continuously and keeps average waiting times below or at the specified level, while saving the maximum of energy possible.

Freedom & Flexibility

With Schindler's PORT Technology, you have the potential to remove many of the existing constraints on interior layouts, thereby allowing you greater freedom when designing the next generation of buildings.

Touchless operation

The PORT Technology offers different ways to travel through buildings without ever touching an elevator or even a door.


Traffic management

Improve your building's elevator traffic management by up to 50%.

With Schindler PORT Technology, a building owner or architect can easily design applications to accommodate a wide range of needs in real time. Whether it’s helping to meet new energy efficiency goals, updating security, scheduling maintenance, or adapting to people with special needs, unprecedented levels of customization can be achieved.