# Inches Per Minute to Meters Per Minute Converter

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## Conversion Table

 inches per minute to meters per minute in/min m/min 10 in/min 0.254 m/min 20 in/min 0.508 m/min 30 in/min 0.762 m/min 40 in/min 1.016 m/min 50 in/min 1.27 m/min 60 in/min 1.524 m/min 70 in/min 1.778 m/min 80 in/min 2.032 m/min 90 in/min 2.286 m/min 100 in/min 2.54 m/min 110 in/min 2.794 m/min 120 in/min 3.048 m/min 130 in/min 3.302 m/min 140 in/min 3.556 m/min 150 in/min 3.81 m/min 160 in/min 4.064 m/min 170 in/min 4.318 m/min 180 in/min 4.572 m/min 190 in/min 4.826 m/min 200 in/min 5.08 m/min

## How to convert

1 inch per minute (in/min) = 0.0254 meter per minute (m/min). Inch Per Minute (in/min) is a unit of Speed used in Standard system. Meter Per Minute (m/min) is a unit of Speed used in Metric system.

## 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.

## Meters per minute: A unit of speed

Meters per minute (m/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 meters divided by the time taken in minutes. For example, if a car travels 600 meters in 10 minutes, its speed is 60 m/min.

## How to convert meters per minute

Meters 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 m/min to m/s, divide by 60. To convert from m/s to m/min, multiply by 60. For example, 1 m/min is equal to 0.0166667 m/s, and 10 m/s is equal to 600 m/min.
• Kilometers per hour (km/h): To convert from m/min to km/h, multiply by 0.06. To convert from km/h to m/min, divide by 0.06. For example, 1 m/min is equal to 0.06 km/h, and 50 km/h is equal to 833.333 m/min.
• Miles per hour (mph): To convert from m/min to mph, multiply by 0.0372823. To convert from mph to m/min, divide by 0.0372823. For example, 1 m/min is equal to 0.0372823 mph, and 30 mph is equal to 804.672 m/min.
• Knots (kn): To convert from m/min to kn, multiply by 0.0323974. To convert from kn to m/min, divide by 0.0323974. For example, 1 m/min is equal to 0.0323974 kn, and 15 kn is equal to 462.963 m/min.
• Feet per minute (ft/min): To convert from m/min to ft/min, multiply by 3.2808399. To convert from ft/min to m/min, divide by 3.2808399. For example,1 m/min is equal to 3.2808399 ft/min, and 10 ft/min is equal to 3.048 m/min.
• Inches per minute (in/min): To convert from m/min to in/min, multiply by 39.3700787. To convert from in/min to m/min, divide by 39.3700787. For example,1 m/min is equal to 39.3700787 in/min, and 20 in/min is equal to 0.508 m/min.

## Where meters per minute are used

Meters per minute are mainly used in engineering and manufacturing to measure the speed or velocity of machines and processes.

For example, the cutting speed of a lathe or a milling machine is often given in meters per minute, which indicates how fast the tool moves relative to the workpiece.

The conveyor belt speed of a production line is often given in meters per minute, which indicates how fast the products move along the belt.

The airspeed of a glider or a balloon is often given in meters per minute, which indicates how fast the aircraft ascends or descends.

## Definition of meters per minute

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

Mathematically, it can be expressed as:

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

## History of meters 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 meter was originally derived from the French meter which was defined as one ten-millionth of the distance from the equator to the North Pole.

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 meter per minute as a unit of speed or velocity.

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

## Example conversions of meters per minute to other units

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

1 m/min = 0.0166667 m/s = 0.06 km/h = 0.0372823 mph = 0.0323974 kn = 3.2808399 ft/min = 39.3700787 in/min
2 m/min = 0.0333333 m/s = 0.12 km/h = 0.0745646 mph = 0.0647948 kn = 6.5616798 ft/min = 78.7401574 in/min
5 m/min = 0.0833333 m/s = 0.3 km/h = 0.186411 mph = 0.161987 kn = 16.4041995 ft/min = 196.8503937 in/min
10 m/min = 0.166667 m/s = 0.6 km/h = 0.372823 mph = 0.323974 kn = 32.808399 ft/min = 393.7007874 in/min
20 m/min = 0.333333 m/s = 1.2 km/h = 0.745645 mph = 0.647948 kn = 65.616798 ft/min = 787.4015748 in/min
50 m/min = 0.833333 m/s = 3 km/h = 1.86411 mph = 1.61987 kn = 164.042 ft/min = 1968.5 in/min
100 m/min = 1.66667 m/s = 6 km/h = 3.72823 mph = 3.23974 kn = 328.084 ft/min = 3937.01 in/min

Meters per minute also can be marked as m/min and metres per minute (alternative British English spelling in UK).

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