3 good reasons for choosing a garage door operator from SOMMER
What makes garage door operators SOMMER base+ and SOMMER pro+ really stand out from the rest is their smooth-running and durable motor carriage. But their completely maintenance-free design and the wide range of accessories available are also important points which speak in favour of these two door operators. In this article, we show you the advantages and application options offered by SOMMER garage door operators.
Reason 1: Two operators, two operation sites, a wealth of advantages
While the SOMMER base+ garage door operator has an integrated control unit, the SOMMER pro+ is installed with a separate control unit. This means the SOMMER pro+ garage door operator offers added flexibility when it comes to installation. It can be mounted flexibly on the wall or the ceiling, and there is no need to install new power outlets, as existing sockets can be used.
But this is the only major difference between the two garage door operators, because the advantages apply to both:
Highest level of flexibility (SOMMER pro+)
Flexible wall or ceiling installation thanks to the separate control unit housing of the SOMMER pro+. No additional power outlets need to be installed on the ceiling. The integrated button in the control unit housing offers additional convenience in the garage.
Safety thanks to encrypted radio control system
The garage door operator with bidirectional, rolling encrypted radio control system offers maximum security. The SOMloq2 radio control system transmits bidirectionally, which means that feedback on the send command or the door position can be received. The rolling code is encrypted with 128 bits, the same encryption that is used for online banking. Backward compatibility of the transmitter to the Somloq Rollingcode radio control system is always available.
Useful extensions such as the Memo memory space extension, the Senso humidity sensor and countless other accessory modules are also available. Additional connection options are located directly on the motor carriage (wicket door contact and safety contact strip OSE or 8k2). Thanks to our modular system, extensions can be installed quickly and easily. Since the connections are located directly on the motor carriage, no spiral cables are necessary, saving you time and money.
Battery pack in case of power failures
During a power failure, the operator can be run in emergency mode with our battery pack, and the door will never fail.
Restriction of closing forces
The system monitors the closing forces in accordance with EN 12453 via electronic motor monitoring. This control mechanism provides maximum safety.
Thanks to the integrated SOMMER emergency release system, the motor carriage can be engaged and disengaged in any position. This ensures safety in any position, even if there is a power failure.
Safety thanks to travelling lighting
Lighting integrated in the motor carriage provides constant illumination of the danger zone. The LED lighting is equipped with 6 individual LEDs which are switched to two safety circuits - double is always better.
Smooth-running and long-lasting
Thanks to the gear-saving technology, the garage door operator is extremely quiet, low-wear and has a very long lifetime. The operator is completely maintenance-free.
Optimal application of force
The motor carriage moves itself along a permanently tensioned chain so that no frictional loss and no power loss occurs, as is the case with a revolving chain.
The nickel-plated chain is maintenance-free and does not need to be oiled. This prevents oil spots from getting on the door or vehicle.
Improved fire prevention
Due to the flame resistant materials, the operator offers a high safety factor and protects against the risk of fire.
Universal use – compatible with almost all door types
The garage door operators SOMMER base+ and SOMMER pro+ are well-suited for sectional doors, overhead doors, up-and-over doors, one piece doors, hinged double doors, side-opening sectional doors, side-opening doors and sliding gates in buildings. You can achieve optimised door parameters with the easy DIP switch function directly on the operator.
Reason 2: High-quality garage door operators
The low-wear, robust and standard-compliant technology ensures reliable operation and functionality for many years. The SOMMER base+ and the SOMMER pro+ come with both CE conformity and type-tested certification. These certifications are supplemented by the safety mark of ift Rosenheim and the Seal of quality of the Bundesverband Antriebs- und Steuerungstechnik. Tore e V (German Federal Association for Door Operator and Control Technology). That and the five-year guarantee from SOMMER are proof of the high quality and durability of our garage door operators.
All door and gate combinations and declarations of conformity can also be viewed online in our Download area.
But it’s not only durability that impresses customers, and our operators also guarantee a high level of security. On one hand thanks to our in-house SOMloq2 radio system and on the other because the operators offer anti-burglary protection certified to resistance class RC 2 (DIN/TS 18194).
Reason 3: Accessories easily installed with plug-and-play
The modular system structure of the SOMMER base+ and the SOMMER pro+ makes it possible to add countless accessories. They are installed very simply with plug-and-play. All accessories are easy to install, as the slots are colour-coded and exactly labelled.
Magnet motor lock which mechanically blocks the motor in any position (even with ventilation function) up to an attack force of 300 kg, thereby improving the existing break-in protection.
For recording temperature and air humidity in the garage. The carriage automatically opens the door a bit if necessary (e.g. when the air humidity is too high), ensuring perfect circulation. When the optimal value has been achieved, the door is closed, reducing the risk of mould formation.
Used to expand the memory to 450 transmitter commands. During service, saved data can be easily adopted for a new carriage.
Additional LED lighting for the roof control. It is switched in parallel with the lighting in the carriage and can be easily
switched on and off using the light function by means of a transmitter.
Two functions in one product: The alarm buzzer recognises a break-in attempt and outputs a loud signal tone. The warning buzzer, on the other hand, outputs an acoustic signal during the closing process or when the slip door is open.
Gives optical assistance for perfectly positioning a vehicle in the garage. The laser is active during the opening process and the set light burning time.
Additional relay for additional switching of a garage or courtyard light or another 230 V consumer.
A passive infrared sensor detects invisible thermal radiation from moving bodies (people/animals etc.) and reacts. When you enter the garage, the lighting on the operator is automatically switched on (supplemental lighting/relay) so that you can move around safely.
Supplies energy to the operator for maximum 5 door cycles > in the event of a power failure.
Allows the connection of two corded pulse buttons for control of the door and one external lighting unit. The operating mode “Defined opening” and “Defined closing” is optional.
Transfers the door status (open/closed) to Smart Home systems. Optionally, a further external lighting unit can be operated.
For easier and more convenient installation of the tension springs on sectional doors. It is no longer necessary to lift the door yourself, making installation of the door even easier and quicker.
The LIFTer is only available for specialist dealers.
The products named in this article
In our online shop, business and private customers will find the entire range of products in our extensive portfolio.