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  • Lifts
    • Passenger lifts
      • Schindler 3000

        Our flexible solution that unifies form and function. An all-around passenger lift applicable to various building types and use cases.

      • Schindler 5000

        The Schindler 5000 passenger lift integrates latest technologies to deliver faster handling times for higher passenger volumes with optimum ride quality.

      • Schindler 7000

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

    • Freight & special lifts
      • Overview

        Berca Schindler Lifts provides appropriate solutions for freight, goods & special requirements with various types of bed, glass, panoramic & service lifts.

      • Schindler 2600

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

    • Modernization
    • Destination control
      • PORT lift

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

    • Digital Media Services
      • Overview

        Our digital media services make it possible to turn your lifts into communication platforms. New possibilities to advertise, inform and entertain.

      • Schindler Ahead MediaScreen

        This in-car media solution for lifts provides relevant information to your passengers in real-time, with minimal effort and maximum attention.

      • Schindler Ahead DoorShow

        Our Schindler Ahead DoorShow keeps passengers entertained & informed while they're waiting for their lift.

      • Schindler Ahead SmartMirror

        Our new in-lift multimedia experience will change the way passengers enjoy their lift ride.

      • Schindler Ahead AdScreen

        We created the Schindler Ahead AdScreen to maximize your advertising effect with every lift trip.

    • CleanMobility
      • Overview

        Explore our solutions that help keep lifts sanitary and safe.

      • ElevateMe

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

      • UV CleanCar

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

      • UV CleanAir

        With Schindler UV CleanAir, the air in lift 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 lift 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 lifts 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.

    • Design options
      • Linea 800 SmartTouch

        The Linea 800 SmartTouch features three full HD screens, and the stylish, mirrored glass panel transforms user-lift interaction into a unique, visual experience.

  • 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
      • Overview

        Our professional and highly experienced technicians can modernize your escalators and moving walks from simply installing updated components to performing a full replacement.

      • 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
      • Overview

        At Schindler, we’re continuously developing solutions to help keep escalators and moving walks sanitary and safe.

      • 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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    • 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

        By building inclusive and diverse teams, Schindler is laying the foundation for creativity, innovation, and effective decision-making.

      • 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

        Discover the facts behind what makes Schindler a great company to work for.

    • 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.

      • International careers

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

      • Career development program

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

    • Who we look for
      • Experienced professionals

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

      • Students and graduates

        Explore the extensive possibilities for students and recent graduates at Schindler.

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PORT lift

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 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.

For existing buildings, Schindler's patented Destination Interface process can upgrade almost any existing controller to PORT Technology with a "flip of a switch".

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 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 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 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 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 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 traveling 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 minimizes 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 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 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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