I'm trying to figure out how feasible this is. I'm looking to find a way to program and control both stroke length and speed of the specified linear actuator from Progressive Automations. Preferably the ability to switch the speed on a timer, but that's not necessary.
is the actuator I'm looking at. For speed I'd assume PWM is what I'll need. I spoke with customer service and they said it's possible but they wouldn't give me any specifics on what would be needed. The actuator has a brushed DC motor, I'm looking at 16" or 24" stroke length.
What would I need in total to control both the speed and stroke length of the actuator?
What would the difficulty be to program? I have some experience with coding but it's just been personal projects.
Would this be cost prohibitive? Should I just get a basic pwm controller and deal with it?