About SCHAEFER academy

We combine various interactive online formats under the SCHAEFER academy. These range from online training courses, virtual trade fairs and product launches to our new webinar series in which we deal with new current topics in the form of a short presentation followed by an interactive question and answer session every month.


Interactive online events on current topics with the opportunity to ask our experts questions directly.

Online fairs

Virtual and interactive trade fair format & showroom with presentation of our product portfolio and new products.


In-depth sessions on configuration, installation, wiring and software.

Events catalogue

Currently only German-language events. But you can watch recordings in English.

Special materials for fixtures

In this event, we will give you a brief overview of the various special materials that can be used for the design of your tableaus and what needs to be taken into account here. 

- Glass
- stone
- special metal finishes
- Surface finishes
- functional surfaces

Speaker: Frank Saalm├╝ller

Date: follows

Cost-optimised Tableau solutions

In this webinar we will present solutions and factors with which you can realise cost-sensitive projects. On the one hand, we will give you an overview of the SCHAEFER BASIC portfolio, which was developed precisely for these purposes, and on the other hand, we would like to present further options with which you can realise your projects in a cost-optimised manner. 

Frank Saalm├╝ller
Dominik Petermann

Date: to follow

Inspiration Day

In over 55 years, we have been able to realise all kinds of special but also bizarre things. In this webinar, we would like to introduce you to some projects and special solutions and inspire your creativity. We will show you unusual materials, individual constructions, challenging challenges, industry-specific special solutions and much more. "Can't be done - doesn't exist" was already the motto of our company founder and has been part of the SCHAEFER DNA ever since.

Date: follows

Lift operation with the smartphone - what I should look out for when choosing a solution

There are many solutions for operating a lift with a smartphone. They range from functionalities integrated in the lift control system to various retrofittable systems. The requirements, restrictions and functionalities vary greatly from system to system. We would like to make you aware of what you should look out for when comparing systems. Finally, we will present our solution - LiftBoy - in detail.

Speaker: Frank Saalm├╝ller

Date: to follow

Which display suits my application?

We would like to give you an overview of the different display technologies and our display families. We will show you what you should pay attention to when choosing your display and where the differences lie.

Speaker: Frank Saalm├╝ller

Date: follows

(Touch) MediaTFT flex and configuration via Flexypage

The (Touch)MediaTFT flex is extremely versatile. This opens up completely new and creative possibilities for display design. The configuration is done via a web-based configuration tool (Flexypage). In this training, we will introduce you to the user interface and the range of functions and demonstrate how easy it is to realise attractive layouts using a sample configuration. 

Date: follows


Overview and video recordings of the events already held.

Hygiene in the elevator

Due to the current Covid 19 pandemic, the topic of lifts and hygiene and the avoidance of infection risks is on everyone's lips. But even apart from this, installations e.g. in hospitals, medical centres and old people's homes are subject to fundamentally increased requirements. In our webinar, we will give you a brief overview of the possible measures and present you with concrete solutions.

- Germ load reducing materials
- Disinfection columns
- UV-C cabin air purification
- Foot switch
- Contactless lift operation
- Elevator operation via smartphone

Introduction to the SCHAEFER Webshop- Shop4Lifts.com

We will guide you through our webshop together. We will introduce you to the functions and give you an overview of the product ranges on offer. What are the differences and advantages of buying via the webshop compared to ordering directly from SCHAEFER, e.g. via the ordering software WS-Tab or the sales department. What additional possibilities are there for cooperation via Webshop? How can I, as a component manufacturer, have my products included in the web shop and benefit from the existing logistics? And which products does SCHAEFER sell exclusively via the webshop?

In addition: 
- Presentation of the Aurora tableau series

Requirements from the EN 81-70:2018-07 (accessibility) and EN 81-71 (protection against vandalism) lift standards.

EN 81-70:2018-07 results in a number of new requirements that must be taken into account in the design of control panels. For example, the contrast values / light reflection values (LRV) now required should ensure that lifts can also be found and operated easily by users with impaired vision. In this webinar, we would like to show you what needs to be taken into account, how different material and colour combinations affect the LRV and which recommendations can be derived from this, as well as other requirements from EN 81-70. In addition, we will show you which requirements arise from EN 81-71 with regard to protection against vandalism.

Video - Hygiene in the elevator

German (27 Min.)
Speaker: Frank Saalm├╝ller

English (18 Min.)
Speaker: Celine Poyatos Requena

Spanish (24 MIn.)
Speaker: Celine Poyatos Requena

Video - Webshop / Aurora

German (51 Min.)
Speaker: Frank Saalm├╝ller and Dominik Petermann

Video - EN 81-70/-71

German (48 MIn.)
Speaker: Celine Poyatos Requena and Frank Saalm├╝ller

English (22 Min.)
Speaker: Celine Poyatos Requena

Spanish (22 MIn.)
Speaker: Celine Poyatos Requena



1x1 of lift buttons

Acknowledgement, connection, 3-wire vs. 4-wire technology, protection classes, remotely operated pushbuttons, important standards (EN, UL), sensor pushbuttons, design options, installation variants, mounting and dismounting tools. What is behind the SCHAEFER product key? You will learn this and much more in this basic training course on the subject of lift pushbuttons.

Fire fighter lifts

In this webinar we will deal with fire brigade lifts. In addition to the requirements arising from the EN 81-72 lift standard, the requirements of the respective local fire brigade, some of which deviate from the standard, must also be taken into account. 


SCHAEFER Configurator Software

With the SCHAEFER Configurator, a large number of SCHAEFER components can be configured in a central software and TFT layouts can be created. We will introduce you to the software interface and guide you through the processing steps and functions. We will also show you how to transfer your configuration or layout to the respective component / display.

Video - 1x1 of lift buttons

German  (63 Min.)
Speaker: Frank Saalm├╝ller

English  (29 Min.)
Speaker: Lena Zizmann

Video - Fire fighter lifts

German  (42 Min.)
Speaker: Frank Saalm├╝ller

Video - SCHAEFER Configurator

German  (31 Min.)
Speaker: J├╝rgen Bruch and Mitun Chidamparam


Overview and advantages of CANopen Lift CiA 417. We will introduce you to the CANopen portfolio of SCHAEFER and discuss different CANopen topologies.

Lift displays series - MediaTFT flex from 10.1 to 38". Overview from planning to implementation.

The (Touch) MediaTFT flex V2.0 is extremely versatile. This opens up completely new and creative possibilities for display design and visualisation of lift data. The configuration is done via a web-based configuration tool (Flexypage). We will show you what needs to be considered when using this TFT series and give you an overview of what is possible. It doesn't matter whether it is only used as an advertising and information platform or as a fully-fledged lift panel with touchscreen operation, right up to the realisation of a hearing-impaired and foreign-language emergency call as a visual communication interface to the emergency call control centre. The MediaTFT flex series starts at 10.1" and covers all common sizes up to a 38" panorama display. Thanks to CANopen compatibility, even sensor data provided via the bus can be processed and visualised.

Access control for lifts

EKS / EKS-Mega

Presentation and differentiation EKS vs. EKS-Mega. Functionality and programming. Transponder types. How can new transponders be stored and deleted again? What should be considered during installation?

Video - CANopen

German  (54 Min.)
Speaker: Frank Saalm├╝ller

Video - MediaTFT flex

German  (66 Min.)
Speaker: Frank Saalm├╝ller

English (25 Min.)
Speaker: Celine Poyatos Requena

Video - Access control

German  (33 Min.)
Speaker: Frank Saalm├╝ller

English  (22 Min.)
Speaker: Lena Zizmann


  1. You register for an event of your choice
  2. We will send you a registration confirmation with the link to the event and the calendar entry by e-mail.
  3. One day before the event, you will receive another reminder e-mail from us.
  4. On the day of the event, you can log in to the event using the access link. The link is active 10 minutes before the event starts. 
  5. We use "GotoWebinar" for our events. After clicking on the event link, you may need to download and install a plugin of the software if you have not used GotoWebinar before. No admin rights are required for the installation. When you log in via smartphone, you will be asked to install the GotoWebinar app. This is available for both Android and Apple devices.
  6. You do not need a camera or microphone to participate. There are two options for the audio connection. On the one hand, you can output the sound normally via your computer (standard) and on the other hand, dial-in via telephone is possible. You will receive the necessary telephone number and pin with the registration confirmation e-mail.
  7. Our chat will be active during the entire event. You can post questions and comments here. We will try to answer your questions in the chat during the lecture. After the presentations or training sessions, there is always a short Q&A session in which we answer selected or frequently asked questions again for everyone or discuss them in more detail. If it is not possible to answer them during the event, we will provide the answers to your questions afterwards. 
  8. During the event, we want to involve you and will collect your feedback with short surveys.
  9. One day after the event, you will receive an email from us with a link to the video recording and access to further documents or information material. 
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