Miniature LED illuminators for vision systems

RODER vision application with compact led lighter and vision camera on nuts and small mechanical samples

The new miniature LED illuminators DC3M series by RODER SRL allow the design of compact vision systems based on industrial cameras. DC3M series illuminators are designed for the construction of industrial division systems and optical test benches where compactness and high beam brightness are required.

Miniature LED illuminators DC3M are designed for lighting applications in direct lighting mode, with high uniformity and absence of shaded areas.


In many industrial applications it is required the use of very compact and easily installable light sources in small spaces. At the same time high brightness is also required to ensure very low exposure times and high image quality. The DC3M series of LED illuminators has been specially designed for this type of applications.

Illumination plays a critical role in capturing the high-quality images needed for successful machine vision solutions. Different parts and inspection tasks have different requirements for lighting. A lot of machine vision applications may require very compact light sources with high light output.

Lighting is one of the most critical elements in a vision system and is in fact key to achieve stable and repeatable results. Incorrect illumination may result in extensive and time consuming image processing or, in the worst case, in crucial information loss.

Te new DL3M family is the latest family of compact LED lighter for vision systems and optical test benches.

The DC3M LED lighters are available in multiple wavelengths in order to meet various application requirements.

Designed with last generation of high flux LED the DL3M is a very low cost and high performances illuminator.

Typical applications are camera-based optical inspection systems, manual test benches or robotic systems ( for example robot guide ) or non-destructive quality control.

The DL3M LED lighter can be strobed ( for example with and over current driver ) or remotely controlled. Multiple LEDs can be mounted on a single illuminator for increased output intensity.

The new DL3M LED lighter is designed for implementation in various designs including bar, ring, matrix and small backlight.

RODER LED illuminators

RODER design and develop LED lightings that can be used for a great variety of vision and industrial applications, for example inspection, testing, robot control and quality check. The LED lighting heads feature a superior light intensity and smooth lighting combined with long lifetime. The RODER product family is highly modular and are used in various combinations to optimize the illumination.

All modules, light heads and controllers are made for industrial applications. For this reason they are built in solid aluminium housings. All lights can be used either in continuos, switching or strobe mode. The lights are robust, small in size and easy to install. Just connect the light head to a controller or a RODER driver and the light intensity will be at 100% by default.

Products used in this application

DL3M compact LED lighter with optics for vision system design

DL3M Series

  • Compact LED illuminators
  • High flux LEDs
  • With or without lens

roder vision optical filters for vision systems design

Optical filters

  • Optical filters for vision systems design
  • Available in different dimensions and wavelength

RODER Vision is a business unit of RODER SRL –