STArter - the compact sliding gate operator

The compact sliding gate operator

The STArter is one of our tried-and-tested sliding gate operators. The compact operator impresses with its easy installation, the usual SOMMER quality, its reliable operation and the large selection of additional safety devices. It makes gate automation possible.

For sliding gates with a travel length of up to 6 m and a gate weight of 300 kg.

Product advantages

Protection for you and your loved ones
The operator learns on its own and runs in the currently optimal 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 glass fibre reinforced plastic rack with integrated steel core ensures maximum stability and quiet roll behaviour.

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.

SOMMER STArter sliding gate operator

Technical data

Description STArter
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


Scope of delivery

"STArter" single operator

  • Including 1x sliding gate operator
  • STA-1 motor control unit
  • Radio receiver (FM 868.8 MHz)
  • Universal mounting base plate

Item no. 3550V000

"STArter" complete set

  • Including 1x sliding gate operator
  • STA-1 motor control unit
  • 4 m plastic rack
  • Radio receiver (FM 868.8 MHz)
  • Universal mounting base plate
  • 4-command transmitter (item no. 4020V000)

Item no. 3540V000

SOMMER STArter sliding gate operator complete set