Inches Per Minute to Kilometers Per Minute Converter (in/min to km/min)
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inches per minute to kilometers per minute
in/minkm/min
10000 in/min 0.254 km/min
20000 in/min 0.508 km/min
30000 in/min 0.762 km/min
40000 in/min 1.016 km/min
50000 in/min 1.27 km/min
60000 in/min 1.524 km/min
70000 in/min 1.778 km/min
80000 in/min 2.032 km/min
90000 in/min 2.286 km/min
100000 in/min 2.54 km/min
110000 in/min 2.794 km/min
120000 in/min 3.048 km/min
130000 in/min 3.302 km/min
140000 in/min 3.556 km/min
150000 in/min 3.81 km/min
160000 in/min 4.064 km/min
170000 in/min 4.318 km/min
180000 in/min 4.572 km/min
190000 in/min 4.826 km/min
200000 in/min 5.08 km/min

How to convert

1 inch per minute (in/min) = 2.54E-05 kilometer per minute (km/min). Inch Per Minute (in/min) is a unit of Speed used in Standard system. Kilometer Per Minute (km/min) is a unit of Speed used in Metric system.

Inches Per Minute

Definition of Inches Per Minute

Inches per minute (ipm) is a unit of speed that measures how fast something is moving in terms of inches per unit of time. It is commonly used in machining applications, such as when describing the feed rate of a milling machine or a drill bit. The feed rate is the distance that the tool moves along the workpiece in one minute.

One inch per minute is equal to 0.00042333333333333 meters per second, or 0.0254 meters per minute. It can also be converted to other units of speed, such as feet per minute, miles per hour, or kilometers per hour, by using appropriate conversion factors.

How to Convert Inches Per Minute

To convert inches per minute to other units of speed, we need to multiply or divide by the corresponding conversion factors. For example, to convert inches per minute to feet per minute, we need to multiply by 12, since there are 12 inches in one foot. To convert inches per minute to miles per hour, we need to multiply by 0.056818181818182, since there are 0.056818181818182 miles in one inch.

Here are some examples of how to convert inches per minute to other units of length in the US Standard system and the SI system:

  • To convert 10 ipm to feet per minute (fpm), we multiply by 12: 10 ipm x 12 = 120 fpm
  • To convert 20 ipm to yards per minute (ypm), we divide by 36, since there are 36 inches in one yard: 20 ipm / 36 = 0.55555555555556 ypm
  • To convert 30 ipm to miles per hour (mph), we multiply by 0.056818181818182: 30 ipm x 0.056818181818182 = 1.7045454545455 mph
  • To convert 40 ipm to millimeters per minute (mm/min), we multiply by 25.4, since there are 25.4 millimeters in one inch: 40 ipm x 25.4 = 1016 mm/min
  • To convert 50 ipm to centimeters per minute (cm/min), we multiply by 2.54, since there are 2.54 centimeters in one inch: 50 ipm x 2.54 = 127 cm/min
  • To convert 60 ipm to meters per minute (m/min), we multiply by 0.0254, since there are 0.0254 meters in one inch: 60 ipm x 0.0254 = 1.524 m/min

Where Inches Per Minute Are Used

Inches per minute are mainly used in the United States and other countries that use the US Standard system of measurement. They are often used in machining applications, such as milling, drilling, turning, and cutting, where the feed rate of the tool is an important parameter that affects the quality and efficiency of the process.

For example, a milling machine may have a feed rate of 100 ipm, which means that the tool moves along the workpiece at a speed of 100 inches per minute. A drill bit may have a feed rate of 20 ipm, which means that it advances into the material at a speed of 20 inches per minute.

Inches per minute are also used in some other fields, such as woodworking, printing, sewing, and conveyor belts, where the speed of movement is measured in inches per unit of time.

History of Inches Per Minute

The origin of inches per minute as a unit of speed can be traced back to the development of machining tools and techniques in the Industrial Revolution. As machines became more advanced and precise, there was a need for a standard unit of measurement that could describe the speed and feed rate of the tools.

Inches per minute were chosen as a convenient and simple unit that could be easily calculated and adjusted based on the size and type of the tool and the material being worked on. Inches were already a common unit of length in the US Standard system, so they were easy to apply and understand.

Inches per minute have been used ever since as a standard unit of speed for machining applications in the United States and other countries that use the US Standard system. They have also been adopted by some other fields that involve movement in inches per unit of time.

Example Conversions of Inches Per Minute to Other Units

Here are some examples of how to convert inches per minute to other units of speed, using the conversion factors given above:

  • To convert 100 ipm to feet per minute, we multiply by 12: 100 ipm x 12 = 1200 fpm
  • To convert 200 ipm to yards per minute, we divide by 36: 200 ipm / 36 = 5.5555555555556 ypm
  • To convert 300 ipm to miles per hour, we multiply by 0.056818181818182: 300 ipm x 0.056818181818182 = 17.045454545455 mph
  • To convert 400 ipm to millimeters per minute, we multiply by 25.4: 400 ipm x 25.4 = 10160 mm/min
  • To convert 500 ipm to centimeters per minute, we multiply by 2.54: 500 ipm x 2.54 = 1270 cm/min
  • To convert 600 ipm to meters per minute, we multiply by 0.0254: 600 ipm x 0.0254 = 15.24 m/min
  • To convert 700 ipm to kilometers per hour, we multiply by 0.09144, since there are 0.09144 kilometers in one inch: 700 ipm x 0.09144 = 64.008 km/h
Inch per minute also can be marked as inch/minute.

Kilometers per minute: A unit of speed

Kilometers per minute (km/min) is a unit of speed or velocity in the International System of Units (SI). It measures how fast an object is moving by calculating the distance traveled in kilometers divided by the time taken in minutes. For example, if a train travels 3 kilometers in 2 minutes, its speed is 1.5 km/min.

How to convert kilometers per minute

Kilometers per minute can be converted to other units of speed or velocity by using simple conversion factors. Here are some common units and their conversion factors:

  • Meters per second (m/s): To convert from km/min to m/s, multiply by 16.6667. To convert from m/s to km/min, divide by 16.6667. For example, 1 km/min is equal to 16.6667 m/s, and 10 m/s is equal to 0.6 km/min.
  • Kilometers per hour (km/h): To convert from km/min to km/h, multiply by 60. To convert from km/h to km/min, divide by 60. For example, 1 km/min is equal to 60 km/h, and 50 km/h is equal to 0.833333 km/min.
  • Miles per hour (mph): To convert from km/min to mph, multiply by 37.2823. To convert from mph to km/min, divide by 37.2823. For example, 1 km/min is equal to 37.2823 mph, and 30 mph is equal to 0.804672 km/min.
  • Knots (kn): To convert from km/min to kn, multiply by 32.3974. To convert from kn to km/min, divide by 32.3974. For example, 1 km/min is equal to 32.3974 kn, and 15 kn is equal to 0.462963 km/min.
  • Feet per minute (ft/min): To convert from km/min to ft/min, multiply by 3280.8399. To convert from ft/min to km/min, divide by 3280.8399. For example, 1 km/min is equal to 3280.8399 ft/min, and 10 ft/min is equal to 0.003048 km/min.
  • Inches per minute (in/min): To convert from km/min to in/min, multiply by 39370.0787. To convert from in/min to km/min, divide by 39370.0787. For example,1 km/min is equal to 39370.0787 in/min, and 20 in/min is equal to 0.000508 km/min.

Where kilometers per minute are used

Kilometers per minute are mainly used in transportation and sports to measure the speed or velocity of vehicles and athletes.

For example, the maximum speed of a Formula One car is about 5 km/min or about 300 km/h.

The average speed of a marathon runner is about 0.35 km/min or about 21 km/h.

The cruising speed of a commercial jet airliner is about 16.67 km/min or about 1000 km/h.

Definition of kilometers per minute

According to the SI definition, one kilometer per minute is the speed of a body that covers a distance of one kilometer in a time of one minute.

Mathematically, it can be expressed as:

where v is the speed or velocity in kilometers per minute, s is the distance traveled in kilometers, and t is the time taken in minutes.

History of kilometers per minute

The concept of speed or velocity has been studied since ancient times by philosophers and scientists such as Aristotle, Galileo, Newton, etc.

The kilometer was originally derived from the French kilometer which was defined as one thousand meters.

The minute was originally derived from the Babylonian sexagesimal system which divided an hour into sixty minutes.

The combination of these two units resulted in the kilometer per minute as a unit of speed or velocity.

The kilometer per minute was officially adopted as part of the SI system in 1960.

Example conversions of kilometers per minute to other units

Here are some examples of converting kilometers per minute to other units of speed or velocity:

1 km/min = 16.6667 m/s = 60 km/h = 37.2823mph = 32.3974kn = 3280.8399 ft/min = 39370.0787 in/min
2 km/min = 33.3333 m/s = 120 km/h = 74.5646mph = 64.7948kn = 6561.6798 ft/min = 78740.1574 in/min
5 km/min = 83.3333 m/s = 300 km/h = 186.411mph = 161.987kn = 16404.1995 ft/min = 196850.3937 in/min
10 km/min = 166.667 m/s = 600 km/h = 372.823mph = 323.974kn = 32808.399 ft/min = 393700.7874 in/min
20 km/min = 333.333 m/s = 1200 km/h = 745.645mph = 647.948kn = 65616.798 ft/min = 787401.5748 in/min
50 km/min = 833.333 m/s = 3000 km/h = 1864.11 mph = 1619.87 kn = 164042 ft/min = 1968504 in/min
100 km/min = 1666.67 m/s = 6000 km/h = 3728.23 mph = 3239.74 kn = 328084 ft/min = 3937008 in/min

Kilometers per minute also can be marked as km/min and Kilometres per minute(alternative British English spelling in UK).



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