Advanced Micro Systems Certification Quiz

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With over 30 years of motion control design and manufacturing expertise, AMS products have proven reliability and performance in thousands of applications world wide. AMS products range from single chip microcontrollers (I. C. ’s), to integrated driver-controller boards, to complete stand-alone systems. Custom product development is also available. Many of the answers to today's quiz can be found be reviewing AMS's Step Motor Control Basics: Stepper Motor System Overview Stepper Motors Drivers Power Supplies Indexers


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What does the NEMA Frame Size refer to?  
    • A. 

      Shaft Dimension

    • B. 

      Motor Length

    • C. 

      Mounting Face Dimension

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of Stepper Motors?
    • A. 

      Speed performance

    • B. 

      High Torque Capabilities

    • C. 

      Positioning Accuracy

    • D. 

      Lower cost (than typical servo systems)

  • 3. 
    When is a stepper motor system considered to be “Closed Loop?”  Click here for help.
    • A. 

      When connected to a drive

    • B. 

      When in a system with a controller

    • C. 

      When coupled with a feedback device, such as an encoder

    • D. 

      After the drive parameters have been configured for the application

  • 4. 
    What is the fundamental step of a motor referring to?
    • A. 

      The resolution of the drive

    • B. 

      The step angle

    • C. 

      Size of the bolt pattern

    • D. 

      A safe place to put your foot when replacing light bulbs

  • 5. 
    In the AMS stepper motors, what does the “23” in the BM23 motor series stand for?
    • A. 

      2.3 Amps

    • B. 

      23mm

    • C. 

      NEMA 23 Frame Size

    • D. 

      23 Volts DC (optimum), required to power the system

  • 6. 
    How much holding torque does a BM23-262-S have?
    • A. 

      2.62 Nm

    • B. 

      26.2 Nm

    • C. 

      262 ft-lbs

    • D. 

      262 oz-in

  • 7. 
    When using a stepper at higher speeds what decreases?  View a Speed/Torque curve chart for a typical AMS stepper motor by clicking here
    • A. 

      Torque

    • B. 

      Heat

    • C. 

      Voltage

    • D. 

      Current

  • 8. 
    What can be customized on an AMS stepper motor?  (This can't be found on the AMS website, however it was a significant part of the presentation that Willem Oswald provided during our recent sales meetings in Fredericksburg and Concord.)
    • A. 

      Shaft length

    • B. 

      Step Angle

    • C. 

      Leads

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    What is the warranty on the BM motor series?
    • A. 

      1 year

    • B. 

      2 years

    • C. 

      3 years

    • D. 

      4 years

  • 10. 
    In certain applications, it is possible to replace a servo motor & gearbox with a stepper motor w/o gearbox?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    What can you do to improve the performance of a stepper at high speed?  Click here for a clue.
    • A. 

      Increase current

    • B. 

      Increase drive voltage

    • C. 

      Add another drive

    • D. 

      Add Nitrous Oxide

  • 12. 
    What is the first specification needed when sizing a drive?
    • A. 

      Step resolution

    • B. 

      Step angle

    • C. 

      Motor current

    • D. 

      Inertia ratio

  • 13. 
    What is the highest (micro)step resolution offered by AMS drives?
    • A. 

      1/16

    • B. 

      31.25

    • C. 

      128

    • D. 

      1/256

  • 14. 
    When in 1/16th resolution (micro)step mode, with a 1.8 degree/step motor how many steps per rev do you get?
    • A. 

      28.8

    • B. 

      200

    • C. 

      3200

    • D. 

      51200

  • 15. 
    What does a M1000 command do?
    • A. 

      Increases the voltage

    • B. 

      Moves 1000 steps then stops

    • C. 

      Moves at 1000 sps (steps per second)

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 16. 
    When do you NOT need an AMS controller?
    • A. 

      When using a PLC

    • B. 

      When you have I/Os

    • C. 

      When running standalone

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 17. 
    Can programs be stored directly to the AMS controllers?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    What type of motion is best suited for AMS products?
    • A. 

      Complex coordinated motion

    • B. 

      Low torque/high speed motion

    • C. 

      High torque/precise point-to-point motion

    • D. 

      Those requiring a simple BCD input pattern

  • 19. 
    Why is a “customized” product helpful to you and your customer?  (Choose from TWO of the following)
    • A. 

      It's "cool"

    • B. 

      Difficult to displace by competition

    • C. 

      Solves customer’s pain and frustration

    • D. 

      It's inexpensive

  • 20. 
    Which AMS communication Adapters enables all AMS controllers to communicate wirelessly?
    • A. 

      SIN-11

    • B. 

      SIN-11-USB

    • C. 

      SIN-11-B

    • D. 

      EIN-1 Ethernet Adapter

  • 21. 
    Go the the AMS website.  Under Getting Started > Step Motor Control Basics > from which component in the system do 'step pulses' originate?
    • A. 

      User Interface

    • B. 

      Indexer

    • C. 

      Driver

    • D. 

      Motor

  • 22. 
    If you were using a Tolomatic ERD15 what AMS components would you choose for a customer that wants to run it standalone?  (Hint: use the spreadsheet that was sent as an attachment in the original email that refenced this quiz.  Don't forget to look at the "Packages" tab on the spreadsheet.)
    • A. 

      BM23 motor and MAX-410 and SIN-11(USB/B)

    • B. 

      BM23 motor and DCB-264 & MPS-100 Power Supply and SIN-11(USB/B)

    • C. 

      BM23 motor and MAX-420 and SIN-11(USB/B)

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 23. 
    What AMS products can you NOT communicate with wirelessly? 
    • A. 

      BLUEMAX Integrated Driver + Controller + Power Supply

    • B. 

      CMAX Integrated Driver + Controller + Power Supply

    • C. 

      DCB Series Integrated Driver + Controller

    • D. 

      MMD Series Drivers

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