Unsure which of our garage door operators is right for your garage door? We will help you to find the right door operator for your garage door and discover other accessory options in three simple steps.
The SOMMER base+ garage door operator has our most advanced garage door control with various, already optimized speed profiles and the option of precisely setting the operating forces.
The SOMMER pro+ garage door operator combines our most advanced garage door control unit with the flexibility of a separate control unit.
SOMMER garage door operators are compatible with almost every garage door. Our gate operators are suitable for new construction, for modernization or for subsequent installation. Whether sectional door, overhead door, overhead door, up-and-over door, side sectional door or all-round door. Garage door operators from SOMMER are certified with over 5,000 door operator combinations from various well-known manufacturers. The SOMMER pro+ garage door operator is also suitable for use on swing gates.
Yes, a garage door can be retrofitted with an electric garage door operator on a sectional door, up-and-over door, roller door or swing door. In our article Retrofitting a garage door operator, we explain how a garage door operator can be retrofitted and what you should pay attention to.
You can find detailed step-by-step instructions and videos on how to teach in a hand-held transmitter on a garage door operator in our article on learning a hand-held transmitter on a SOMMER garage door operator.
SOMMER garage door operators are tested and certified according to strict guidelines. Our garage door operators are developed and manufactured in Kirchheim unter Teck - Made in Germany. The motor carriage moves on a tensioned chain, so there is no loss of friction or power. SOMMER's gear-saving technology is completely maintenance-free. Our garage door operators are also equipped with automatic obstacle detection for more security.
Electric garage door operators from SOMMER are operated using a hand-held transmitter using a specially developed radio system. The secure radio system enables convenient opening and closing via radio. The electric garage door operator from SOMMER consists of a carriage, a runner and a controller. The track is attached to the ceiling and the carriage is connected to the garage door. Depending on the type of garage door drive, the control housing can be mounted flexibly. The SOMMER pro+ garage door operator offers the option of installing the garage door control on the ceiling, on the rail or on the wall. If the garage door drive is installed and receives a radio signal, the carriage moves forwards or backwards to open or close the garage door.
The SOMMER base+ and SOMMER pro+ garage door operators can be funded by the KfW (Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau) thanks to their burglar-resistant resistance class RC 2 if a garage door that is also certified according to DIN/TS 18194 is installed at the same time.
Further information on the burglar-resistant resistance class RC 2 and how measures to protect against burglary are promoted can be found under SOMMER garage door operators: burglar-resistant according to RC 2.
No, that is not necessary with SOMMER garage door operators. The chain is maintenance-free and must not be oiled, so there are no oil stains on your vehicle or garage door.
The installation and operating instructions for garage door operators from SOMMER can be downloaded from the download portal.
The design data for SOMMER garage door operators can be downloaded from the download portal.
Yes, all power-operated doors, as well as garage doors, fall within the scope of the Machinery Directive (2006/42/EC). In addition, the Construction Products Regulation (EU/305/2011) applies. The associated harmonized DIN EN 1324 doors, product standard, performance properties currently refers to both documents.
The Machinery Directive also applies to retrofits in which a door operator was installed on a garage door at a later date, resulting in a power-operated door system. You can find a reference list with over 5,000 door operator combinations of certified garage door operators and doors from various well-known manufacturers under Certifications.
A complete retrofit kit consisting of the control, the motor and the parts of the power transmission must be placed on the market as a machine, i.e. with a declaration of conformity and a CE mark. With this, the manufacturer of the retrofit kit assumes responsibility for ensuring that the motor-operated garage door is safe when converted according to the operating instructions. A precise description of the installation and requirements of the door for which the retrofit kit is suitable is required.
A garage door operator, garage door opener or overhead tractor is a powered device that uses an electric motor to open and close garage doors. The garage door drive is usually controlled by radio and enables convenient driving in and out in wind and weather. Depending on the type, garage door drives can be used for sectional doors, overhead doors, overhead doors, up-and-over doors, side sectional doors, all-round doors and swing doors. Expandable accessories can provide even more safety and comfort via Plug&Play.