Dräger Polytron® 6100 EC WL


The Dräger Polytron 6100 EC WL is a wireless transmitter for continuous monitoring of toxic gases and oxygen. The instrinsically safe and SIL2-rated transmitter features completely wireless signal transmission and power supply. The internal battery pack allows the transmitter to operate continually for up to 24 month. This makes the Polytron a flexible and cost efficient solution for plant expansions, upgrades or new installations.

  • Sensor: Electrochemical Sensor
  • Installation: Intrinsic Safety
  • Interface: Wireless
  • IP class: 66/67 and SIL2
  • Special: Wireless 

Is the financial, technical or temporal effort of wiring a transmitter too high? Then the Dräger Polytron 6100 EC WL is the ideal addition to your fixed gas detection system. The challenging measuring tasks in the loading or revision areas really play to the advantages of the wireless gas detection transmitter. The Polytron 6100 EC WL is also well applied in the plant areas, which require mobile solutions, are difficult to reach or do not provide any infrastructure. Wireless detection reduces your planning effort required whilst retaining the same safety levels provided by a wired transmitter. The Polytron 6100 EC WL is SIL2-capable.

You can choose between two radio standards depending on your needs. The industrial radio standard ISA100 WirelessTM ensures the safe transmission of the measured values. Together with the PROFIsafe protocol, it ensures the SIL2 capability of your system. The widely used, secure wireless standard WirelessHART® offers you the flexibility to easily integrate the transmitters into an existing WirelessHART® network, if one exists.

The Polytron 6100 EC WL uses the proven Dräger sensors optimised for industrial applications. They cover a spectrum of 140 different sample gases in a temperature range of up to -40 °C to +65 °C.

The PolySoft software solution allows you to access the Polytron 6100 EC WL conveniently via Bluetooth® interface – using an explosion-proof tablet, laptop or desktop PC in the workshop. The transmitter data, measured values and the event memory can be easily transferred in a data record and evaluated if required. All settings and maintenance work can also be carried out via this. There are various accessories for the Polytron 6100 EC WL – from pipe mounting sets to weather protection. This results in a wide range of installation and application options. The integrated LEDs, visible from a distance, indicate the status of the life signal, fault, alarm and Bluetooth® interface. In this way, you can see the status of the device at any time.

The intrinsically safe design of the Wireless Gas Detector allows all maintenance work, such as battery replacement or sensor replacement, to be carried out in the hazardous area. You do not need to take any additional measures for this, such as declassifying the area. This saves you time and allows you to carry out maintenance work even more safely. The pre-calibrated DrägerSensors ensure quick commissioning and offer a wide range of measurable gases and vapours.

With the Polytron 6100 EC WL you can also cover applications in long-term operation without a battery. For this purpose, the wireless transmitter is supplied with 24 volts – directly in the safe area and via a suitable supply isolator in the hazardous area. You can continue to do without a measuring line to the control unit.

​You can realise transmission distances of up to 500 metres with the Polytron 6100 EC WL. The additional repeater function of the transmitter allows the radio signal to be forwarded. This allows you to bridge even greater distances with additional wireless transmitters or create alternative communication paths (redundancies). If you do not need additional gas detection points in the application, the Polytron Repeater is used. Operation and installation are identical to the Polytron 6100 EC WL.

Technical Data

TypeWireless Transmitter
Cable entryM25 x 1.5
Intrinsic Safety
Increased Safety
SIL✓ (SIL 2) – optional
4-20 mA
HART®✓ WirelessHART – optional

Power SupplyLithium-Thionyl Chloride Battery
Temperature (operation)-40°C – 65°C
-40°C – 65°C
0 to 100% r.h., non-condensing
Pressure (hPa)700 – 1300
Dimensions (H × W × D)0.32×0.15×0.17 m
Weight7.05 lb
Housing MaterialStainless steel
Degree of protection (IP class)IP66/67

CE marking
Performance approval
Shipping approval (MED)