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- Force required to open swing gate using actuator

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A swing gate of 2300mm x 750mm (LxH) with a uniform mass distribution totaling 64kg. Assuming the force is applied 500mm out from the hinge, how do I calculate the force required to open the gate?

If needed, the hinges are hook and eyelet type, galvanised steel with a friction co-efficient of 0.25 and a contact area of approx 1200mm^2.

A swing gate of 2300mm x 750mm (LxH) with a uniform mass distribution totaling 64kg. Assuming the force is applied 500mm out from the hinge, how do I calculate the force required to open the gate?

If needed, the hinges are hook and eyelet type, galvanised steel with a friction co-efficient of 0.25 and a contact area of approx 1200mm^2.