LED Lighting

CA-D series

Illumination Controller

CA-DC Series

CA-DC Series

Minimal wiring
CA-DC30E (For XG/CV-X Series only. For use when combined with the CA-DRWxX Series only.)
CA-DC21E (Dedicated for CV-5000/XG/CV-X Series) CA-DC10E (Dedicated for CV-X100 Series)

Minimal wiring

The LED lighting controller can be connected directly to the vision system with the minimal amount of wiring required. The controller enables direct illumination control and light strobing in conjunction with image capture trigger inputs without the need for a PLC. Up to 4 illumination expansion units* can be connected to a single vision system, enabling up to 8 lights to be connected in any combination without wiring.

* This applies to the case when the CA-DC21E is used. When the CA-DC10E is used, only 1 unit can be connected. When the CA-DC30E is used, up to 2 units can be connected (additionally, 2 CA-DC21E units can be mixed in).

Strobe lighting

LED illumination is the norm for machine vision due to its flexibility and lifetime characteristics. However due to complex wiring and sequencing the fast switching performance of LED’s may not be maximised and the light is left continuously on. The CA-DC30E/CA-DC21E/ CA-DC10E automatically enables strobing of light sources by default without the need for wiring or complex programming. This results in a significantly longer service life.


Illumination Controller






Illumination Controller


Light control method

Constant voltage control method

(1) Constant voltage control method (direct current light)
(2) Pulse width modulation method (light emitting frequency: 100 kHz) [System setting]

Pulse width modulation method (light emitting frequency: 100 kHz)

Intensity range

255 level digital [Program setting]

255 level digital [Program setting]

255 level digital [Program setting]

Connection points

2 ch
(dedicated 6-pole circular connector)

2 ch
(Enables LED connector connection and terminal block connection)


LumiTraxTM light dedicated power supply

12 VDC/24VDC [DIP switch setting]

12 VDC


Max. 81 W

Max. 40 W (30 W/1 ch maximum)


Camera trigger/shutter speed synchronisation

FLASH output synchronisation/continuous lighting [Program setting]

Response speed

Under 1 ms

(1) Constant voltage control: under 10 ms during 12 V output, under 20 ms during 24 V output
(2) Pulse width modulation method: under 1 ms during 12/24 V output

Under 1 ms


LED display

Light recognised: green,
disconnection error: red

Light intensity: display green/orange (over 128)
Error displayed: red (all lit)


Power supply voltage

24 VDC ±10%

Current consumption

5 A (at maximum load)*1

3.0 A (12 V output at maximum load)
6.5 A (24 V output at maximum load)*1

3.0 A*1

Environmental resistance

Ambient temperature

0 to +50°C*2*3

Ambient humidity

35 to 85% RH (No condensation)*2


Approx. 430 g

Approx. 590 g

Approx. 300 g

*1 Maximum load including inrush current at start-up
*2 The environmental resistance of the LED lighting is ambient temperature of 0 to +40°C, ambient humidity 35 to 65% RH (no condensation)
*3 You will be restricted by the ambient temperature tolerance of the connected controller

Optional parts

Cables for LED lights

Cables for LumiTrax lights

Precautions for using LED illumination

• Continuous use of LED illumination at high temperature and high humidity accelerates light intensity reduction and deterioration.
• Reduce heat emission from illumination.

Use the limit function and the light adjustment trimmer.
If LED illumination is used at the maximum light intensity, illumination emits a large amount of heat, which will affect the service life. It is recommended that the limit function should be turned on, or the light adjustment trimmer should be set to approx. 40 to 60%. (Standard feature of CA-DC100)
Turn on LED illumination only when capturing images.
It is recommended that the external ON/OFF switching function should be used to strobe lights in synchronisation with image capturing.
* LED’s do not deteriorate or burn out like normal lights when pulsed at a high ON/ OFF frequency.
Use LED illumination in an environment that ensures easy heat radiation and cooling.
Installation of a cooling air blower and fan, and using mounting brackets with high heat conductivity are effective.

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