hi does anybody know how to make an automatic gate motor

im looking to make them for the gates of my house
like the ones you see built into the ground
and work by a ram and can be used with a fob i would love a set but there very expensive

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DoloresB12 years ago

Automatic gates are going to be pretty tough to figure out if you want to do it DIY style. Honestly, it's better to hire someone to come do it, even though it's expensive, because unless you have a lot of experience you won't be able to do it. So, it just depends on how badly you want automatic gates. http://abfabrications.com.au/fences-gates

I've heard the hydraulic ones can be leaky and tricky to run, I'd stick with a leadscrew drive, but put some GOOD overload protection on it.

Unless you are quite proficient in metal fabrication, electrical construction, and/or hydraulics, your best bet would be to buy a gate operator and install it. In the long run, it will be safer, easier to install, and probably cheaper.
daithi55 (author)  diyoutdoorsman6 years ago
well i am a qualified fitter turner
just havent touched on electrical circuits in a while
but if i had some type of layout for it
it would all come back to me
hydraulics and welding etc are what i do be at fairly often
orksecurity6 years ago
The biggest challenge is going to be making them _safe_.