twist 350 rapido

twist 350 rapido - the strong and fast swing gate operator

fast, faster, rapido.

Compared to the twist 350, the twist 350 rapido swing gate operator has an up to 30 % higher feed speed of max. 27 mm/s. The electric yard gate operator for swing gates moves gates of up to 3 m gate wing width and 300 kg gate wing weight safely and quickly.

Product advantages

  • Higher feed speed facilitates rapid opening and closing
  • twist operators can be fitted either to the left or right gate wing, creating a seamless combination
  • With special fittings, also suitable for outward-opening gates
  • The braking system developed and patented by SOMMER makes for a highly reliable operator – even under extreme loads of up to 2 tonnes (e. g. wind load or as protection against break-ins and vandalism)
  • Fast installation and easy electrical connection
  • Dependable control with numerous setting options
  • Improved accident prevention by means of electronically regulated force measurement DPS (Dynamic Power System)
  • self-locking, without electric lock up to 3 m
  • Operator is easy to release manually in any position, (e. g. in the event of a power failure)
  • Shorter soft run for quick opening and closing
  • With stainless-steel precision spindle and stainless steel thrust tube
  • Rust-proof housing made from aluminium and fibre-glass reinforced, weather-resistant plastic, maintenance-free operator with long service life
  • Optional safety devices can be integrated effortlessly (e. g. warning light, photocell or electric lock)


Technical data

Designation twist 350 rapido
Radio control system SOMloq2
Gate wing weight max. 300 kg
Gate wing width max. 3 m
Travel length 495 mm
Rated voltage AC 220–240 V
Rated frequency 50/60Hz
Temperature range −30 °C … +70 °C
Protection class IP44
Please note the following information

The use of active safety contact strips is mandatory in compliance with the norms and standards listed in the Declaration of Installation, particularly DIN EN 13241.


Special installation situations require special fittings

SOMMER has the right post fitting for virtually any installation situation. From galvanised to stainless steel, to fittings for inclined gates, we cover all areas.

This minimises difficult assembly work. Which saves money.

Scope of delivery

twist 350 rapido, 1-wing (SOMloq2)

  • incl. 1 x twist 350 rapido swing gate operator
  • Control unit in housing
  • Post and swing door fitting
  • Radio receiver SOMup4 FM 868,95 MHz (SOMloq2), pluggable
  • 4-command handheld transmitter Pearl Vibe (# 4019V000)

Item No. S12712-00001

SOMMER twist 350 rapido - 1-wing set (SOMloq2)

twist 350 rapido, 2-wing (SOMloq2)

  • incl. 2 x twist 350 rapido swing gate operator
  • Control unit in housing
  • Post and swing door fittings
  • Radio receiver SOMup4 FM 868,95 MHz (SOMloq2), pluggable
  • 4-command handheld transmitter Pearl Vibe (# 4019V000)

Item No. S12713-00001

SOMMER twist 350 rapido - 2-wing set (SOMloq2)

Other benefits

Safety thanks to high load capacity
Thanks to the patented brake system, the gear motor is protected from mechanical overload. The operator withstands extreme force effects of up to 2 tonnes, e.g. due to wind load or vandalism or break-in attempts, without a problem.

Optimal application of force through soft running
Efficient application of force guarantees controlled soft running in ramp form which prevents unnecessary power loss.

Functions which make daily life easier
The walk-through function can be used to open only one gate wing and access the property by bike, for example. This means that no additional garden gate is required, making it possible to fully utilise the whole width of your driveway. With the automatic closing function, you can be sure that the gate is always locked behind you. After the photocell is passed, the gate automatically closes after a set time.

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.

Safety due to self-locking
If there is an attempt to slide open the operator, it counteracts the force with self-locking. If closed gates are exposed to strong winds, the operator also automatically pushes against the wind.

Power failure – what now?
The mechanical emergency release can be activated manually with a key 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 so you can access your property.

Thought out to the last detail
The location of the cable outlet on the underside avoids damage caused by dragging on the floor. This enables a lower mounting height on the stable gate bottom beam. Better transmission of force and better appearance are the result.

Large and small gate wings
If the active gate wing is small, you can typically use a weaker operator than with a large gate wing. You can save money and space for an oversized operator by taking advantage of the option of combining operators.