I'm designing a machine in a small university project that change position of a two-state gate. The two states shown in the Figure below are 0 and 17 degrees of elevation, correspondingly. The dimensions of the gate are
L= 300 mm. and
thickness=3 mm.. Also, the gate's material is Aluminium 6061. Other component's materials are steel stainless 304.The gate is not going to suppor any weight neither other forces, just their own weight.
I was thinking on a servomotor directly connected to the axis of the gate, but I'm concerned if a servomotor can work with the following operational characteristics:
- Change the state in less than 1 second. Work, a petition but for 6 hours. (Is not going to change each 1 second, 2 in average). So, we can say that is going to change state 10k times in 6 hours, approximately.
- Change from 0 to 15 degrees and vice versa.
- There's no electrical restrictions.
- There's no limit of motor dimensions.
Also, one frind suggest me to change the pivot place and use mechanism like the Figure below.
I'm looking for suggestions and recommendations for this design. I'll really appreaciate all your ideas and learn from the feedback!