Sliding Gates

Sommer Starter

The compact sliding gate operator


The compact sliding gate operator

The STArter compact operator impresses with its easy installation, high quality, reliable operation and the large selection of additional safety devices. The “chip tuning” gives the operator even more power and higher speed compared to the STArter.

For sliding gates with a travel length of up to 8 m and a gate weight of 400 kg.

Accident prevention through electronically controlled force measurement
The operator learns on its own and runs in the currently most economical way thanks to the DPS (Dynamic Power System). It adapts to the environment and always moves at the same speed. For the operator, obstacles mean that it suddenly needs more force. In this case, it stops or reverses. This prevents injury and damage to property. SOMMER also offers additional safety accessories. (Photo eyes, safety contact strips, etc.)

Power failure – what now?
The mechanical emergency release can be activated manually to open your gate when there is a power failure. Even if there is strong contact pressure on the operator, the release lock can be triggered with low application of force and you can get to your property.

Long lifetime thanks to gentle soft running
The gate and the operator are preserved thanks to the “Open” and “Close” soft running. Shortly before the gate end positions, the speed decreases, which preserves the mechanics and increases the lifetime. No annoying closing noises.

High quality and stable
The rugged plastic rack with integrated steel core ensures maximum stability.

Functions which make daily life easier
The partial opening function can be used to open a part of a gate and reach the property by bike, for example.
With the automatic closing function, you can be sure that the gate is always locked behind you. After the photo eye is passed, the gate automatically closes after a set time.


Temperature range:–20°C to +50°C
Power supply:AC 220 … 240 V
Torque:Max. 11 Nm
Rated frequency:50/60 Hz
Protection class:IP54
Opening speed:Max. 170 mm / s