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Copper - Posts: 79
Copper spacespace
Joined: November 28, 2005
Location: United States
Posted: October 26, 2008 at 1:40 PM / IP Logged  
Ok, I am working on a rotating screen mechanism. It is designed to spin 120 degrees to reveal the screen and then spin back when shut off.
Question is this. There is a little bit of play in the screen because of the bearings used etc. I was thinking of using a door lock actuator to fix it in place in the open and closed position, but inorder to work the actuator would need to remain energized.
Is this a bad idea and if so does anyone have any other suggestions.
Gold - Posts: 1,461
Gold spacespace
Joined: June 20, 2008
Location: New Mexico, United States
Posted: October 27, 2008 at 10:27 AM / IP Logged  
dont use a door lock actuator. if it is energized constantly rather than momentaraly it will burn up. use a linear actuator instead.

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