REMA Group has established itself as one of the leading providers of material handling equipment for manufacturing, commerce, and logistics industries. The most important items they provide include MRC cables, tiller handles, cable sets, plug connectors, unique connections, emergency stop switches, etc. As an alternative to separate components, fully integrated system solutions are also available.
They sell various standardized designs and configurations of tiller heads and their components like Rema Tiller Handle Cards. Apart from that, they develop and manufacture custom-made heads whose components are entirely based on customer's requirements and may incorporate advanced technological features such as keypads.
After reading this, you will learn about the tiller handles, comparison of the tiller heads and the steering wheel, REMA Tiller Heads, and finally, the replacement of the Tiller Card.
A tiller, often known as till, is a lever used to turn a vehicle. Typically, the mechanism is found in watercraft, where it is connected to an outboard motor, rudder post, or stock to give leverage in the form of torque to steer the rudder. It is possible to use a tiller head in vehicles not on the water, as seen in many vehicles like forklift trucks.
The mechanism, such as the rudder on a watercraft or surface wheels on a vehicle like a forklift, generates leverage in the form of torque to turn the vehicle that changes the vehicle’s direction. It can be used to pull or push the vehicle directly, but it can also be operated remotely using tiller lines or a vehicle’s wheel. Several kayaks with foot pedals also use it for steering. On Outboard motors, it is often equipped with a different control mechanism that allows the speed of the motor to be varied by twisting the shaft.
Tiller Handles Vs. Steering Wheels
The earliest automobiles were driven using a tiller, which was used to steer the vehicle by angling the wheels in the desired direction. The first steering wheel was introduced in Europe in 1894, and it became standard equipment on French Panhard automobiles in 1898. The Panhard & Levassor car built by Arthur Constantin Krebs for the Paris-Amsterdam race, which took place from July 7–13, 1898, was equipped with an inclined steering wheel in place of the traditional tiller.
In the United States, Packard debuted the steering wheel on their second car, which was manufactured in 1899. By the beginning of the twenty-first century, the steering wheel had almost completely supplanted it in vehicle design. However, tillers were still employed in certain vehicles far into the twentieth century, such as those manufactured by Rauch & Lang Carriage Co., a Cleveland-based producer of electric automobiles. Lanchester in England was also one of the first automobile manufacturers to provide tiller handles, later than many other manufacturers.
To control the forklift or trailer where the aerial ladder is placed, tractor-drawn semi-trailers for the ladder or forklift trucks are equipped with a tiller head. It is often seen in recumbent bicycles. In electric three-wheeler TWIKE, the accelerator and electric brake controls are located on the tiller, known as the joystick. In most cases, these are included with mobility scooters.
REMA Tiller Handles
REMA tiller handles are distinguished by their high usefulness, ergonomics, stability, and attractive design. Individual customization to the requirements is made possible by a range of configuration choices.
It is the most visually appealing part of tiller-guided equipment. Therefore, their developers put a high value on the aesthetics of the final product. This product has received many design prizes in Europe and Asia, demonstrating its innovativeness.
By paying attention to ergonomics, they can provide their customers with tiller handles that are both fatigue- and stress-free even while working for extended periods. The stability and resilience of the products are subjected to very high demands in daily operation. As a result, fiberglass-reinforced polyamide polymers and an electronic component sealant explicitly designed for electronic components are used.
Simple modifications may be made to the REMA tiller handles to accommodate various functions. Having the option of selecting single or rocker switches for multiple operations such as lifting, sliding, slow speed, and so on provides for precise adaptability to a broad range of applications.
In addition to conventional products, REMA designs and manufactures tiller handles explicitly tailored to the needs of individual customers. It is also feasible to create particular shapes and include the client’s corporate design into the final product. Through reduced unit costs and a unique tiller handle, the necessary upfront investment for developing and manufacturing devices pays for itself.
Replacement of Tiller Handle Card
The following steps are used to replace the tiller handle card from the tiller head.
First, you need to remove the wrench bolts to expose the handle card, as shown in the image.
The next step is to remove the ribbon from the control card.
Install our new Rema tiller handle card.
Re-install the tiller card cover and make sure to align everything carefully.
Re-install all the wrench bolts.
Remove the old handle from the forklift.
First, remove the keypad.
Remove the wrench bolt.
Remove keypad ribbon connector
Remove harness and horn switch connectors.
Next, install the handle with a new control card.
Re-install the keypad and every wrench bolt.
Give it a test run and see whether it is working correctly.
For more details, we would recommend you to watch the video below:
A tiller, often known as till, is a lever used to turn a vehicle.
To control the forklift or trailer where the aerial ladder is placed, tractor-drawn semi-trailers for the ladder or forklift trucks are equipped with a tiller head.
REMA tiller handles are distinguished by their high usefulness, ergonomics, stability, and attractive design.
Tiller handle cards can be replaced by following the above steps.