• Lifts
    • Overview
    • Passenger lifts
      • Schindler 1000

        The Schindler 1000 is our practical passenger lift for low-rise residential buildings. It's simple to plan, fast to install, and economical to maintain.

      • Schindler 3000

        The Schindler 3000 is our all-round passenger lift that matches form with function. It's the perfect lift for different building types and uses.

      • Schindler 5000

        The Schindler 5000 is our lift for mid-rise residential and commercial buildings that features striking interiors, flexible sizes, and effective performance options.

      • Schindler 6000

        The Schindler 6000 is our premium commercial lift that combines the latest technology, high-end finishes, larger capacities and custom designs.

      • Schindler 7000

        The Schindler 7000 is our premium passenger lift for high-rise buildings that exceeds the demanding specifications for tall structures and skyscrapers.

    • Freight & other lifts
      • Schindler 2400

        The Schindler 2400 is our extra-large service lift that can transport both people and goods. Designed for high-traffic areas, it's the workhorse that never complains.

      • Schindler 2500

        The Schindler 2500 is our bed lift that provides bump-free entry and exit for the comfortable transport of patients in hospital beds or wheelchairs.

      • Schindler 2600

        The Schindler 2600 is our cargo freight lift for warehouses, shopping centres and industrial facilities. It makes lifting heavy loads a lightweight task.

    • Modernisation
      • Overview

        Our modernisation solutions are expertly designed to improve your lift's reliability, safety, performance, and energy efficiency. We focus on what is essential and what is required.

      • Schindler 3000 Plus

        Our Schindler 3000 Plus standard replacement lift is more flexible in every way. It fits perfectly into many different applications and environments.

      • Schindler 6500

        Our Schindler 6500 features advanced traffic management, ensuring capacity and performance where you need it when replacing your old lift.

      • Schindler ID Mod Overlay

        Schindler ID Modernisation Overlay converts the existing lift control system so that our Miconic 10 technology can be readily integrated, before the modernisation work even begins.

      • Individual components

        Upgrade individual lift components like drives and cabin doors to reduce operating costs, satisfy tenants and increase your long-term property value.

    • Destination control
      • Schindler PORT lift

        Schindler PORT Lift is our advanced destination dispatch system that ensures minimal waiting times and optimal passenger comfort.

      • Schindler myPORT

        Schindler myPORT is an app facilitating seamless building navigation through personalised lift calls, access, and visitor management.

      • Schindler PORT Access

        Schindler PORT Access offers seamless transitions from lifts to secure terminals, ensuring convenient access control for a hassle-free experience.

    • Digital Media Services
      • Overview

        Our digital media services transform lifts into communication platforms, offering a creative opportunity to advertise and entertain lift users.

      • Schindler Ahead MediaScreen

        Our Schindler Ahead MediaScreen solution inside and outside the lift cabin provides relevant information to your passengers in real-time.

      • Schindler Ahead SmartMirror

        Our Schindler Ahead SmartMirror in-lift multimedia solution is both: a mirror and screen for passenger entertainment or information.

      • Schindler Ahead AdScreen

        Our Schindler Ahead AdScreen solution maximises your advertising impact with a special display screen inside the lift cabin.

    • CleanMobility
      • Overview

        Our CleanMobility solutions ensure lift safety through touchless operation and products that promote a sanitary environment.

      • ElevateMe App

        With Schindler’s ElevateMe mobile app, building tenants and guests can call a lift and select their destination right from their smartphones.

      • UV CleanCar

        Our Schindler UV CleanCar lift solution uses UV-C ultraviolet light to destroy bacteria and viruses, reducing the risk of transmission between passengers.

      • UV CleanAir

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

      • CleanCall

        Our Schindler CleanCall solution lets passengers select their lift destination with a simple wave of the hand. No need to touch a button anymore.

      • CleanCover

        Schindler CleanCover is a specially designed antibacterial film that ensures hygiene on frequently touched lift surfaces, including buttons, panels, and walls.

      • CleanSpace

        Schindler CleanSpace allows you to adjust lift load capacity, preventing overcrowding and ensuring a safer travel experience.

      • Schindler PORT & myPORT

        With Schindler PORT and myPORT, your visitors can navigate their way through the building's lift using only their phone or personal access card.

    • Design options
      • Linea 800 SmartTouch

        Our Linea 800 SmartTouch features three full HD screens and the mirrored glass panel transforms your lift interaction into a unique, visual experience.

  • Escalators & Moving walks
    • Overview
    • Escalators
      • Schindler 9300

        The Schindler 9300 escalator with enhanced safety features, energy efficiency, and space savings is ideal 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, subways and train stations.

    • Moving walks
      • Schindler 9500AE inclined

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

      • Schindler 9500 horizontal

        The Schindler 9500 horizontal moving walk is ideal for meeting the public transportation requirements of facilities like airports and subway stations.

    • Modernisation
      • 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

        With Schindler InTruss, we extract the existing escalator or moving walk, keeping its truss in place. A new unit is then assembled inside the existing truss.

      • Modular kits

        We offer modular modernisation kits in all areas: safety, energy consumption, and appearance. At lower cost than a new installation, we can make your old escalators or moving walks fast & reliable.

    • CleanMobility
      • Ultra UV & UV Pro

        Our Schindler Ultra UV and Ultra UV Pro solution helps keep handrails clean and reduces bacteria and viruses with an innovative and effective UV-C light system.

  • Services
  • Careers
    • Overview
    • Who we are
      • People

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

      • Inclusion and diversity

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

      • Society

        Help us transform the world. We’re looking for driven professionals ready to solve society’s most pressing urban mobility challenges.

      • Our values

        Our values are the foundation of everything we do, and allow us to remain a leading global player in the lift and escalator industry.

      • Facts and figures

        Find out more about what makes Schindler a great company to work for through key facts and stats.

    • Why Schindler
      • Compensation and benefits

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

      • Work-life balance

        Finding the right balance between work and life can be tough. We make it easier through flexible modern policies designed to meet diverse needs.

      • Training

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

      • Career development programme

        Discover how we take our most talented professionals on an international and multidisciplinary 6-year journey to help their careers flourish.

      • International careers

        International assignments are a key part of how we develop our people. Grow your career internationally with Schindler.

    • Who we look for
      • Experienced professionals

        Whether you’re a lift technician or an engineer, we need talents with maturity and skill. Seasoned professionals make our lift service company great!

      • Students and graduates

        Explore the possibilities for students and recent graduates at Schindler – whatever your specialisation or area of interest!

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Schindler PORT lift

Schindler PORT Lift is our advanced destination dispatch system that ensures minimal waiting times and optimal passenger 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 standardised 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 lift system in history, It is feature rich and these are constantly evolving. As well as providing the most efficient use of a lift 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 lifts.

In the 1990s building height was beginning to be limited by the number of additional lifts 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 specific group of lifts 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 revolutionised 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 lift. 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 lift 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 utilised by our research teams to incrementally improve performance. We do not intend to give up our performance lead in a hurry!

Efficiency

Efficiency in a lift 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 a lift 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 lifts 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 travelling to the same floor are guided to the same lift 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 lift 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 lift 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 lift 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 a lift and, with barely no other cab occupants, transported fast to their destination floor. Like this, lifts tend to travel long distances for few passengers only. Furthermore, since lifts 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 lifts with more people per cab, resulting in shorter trips and better load balancing. As a result, ECO mode minimises energy usage of lifts 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 lift to go to for transport to their preferred morning destination. A PORT lift 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 lifts, 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 lift 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 personalised 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 a lift 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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