How Do Torque Converters Work?
Torque is present all around us. From vehicles to screw tighteners, all of them incorporate torque. Torque is measured using different metrics therefore you might find yourself losing your sanity trying to switch between one another. Don't worry, our simple Torque Converter will quickly do complicated conversions.
All you need to know about this tool:
Torque can be measured and interpreted in many different metrics for multiple uses. In most cases, we measure torque in Dyne centimeter, Kgrf meter, Newton meter, lbf foot, and lbf inch. While some torque critical applications require very intricate torque measurements, such as in Dyne centimeter and some heavy force measurements require massive amounts of torque values to measure in kgrf meter.
Converting between different units is a very cumbersome process and can be very confusing at times because we don't remember what scale factor needs to be multiplied or divided in order to convert from one unit to another. Our tool enables you to enter torque value in any unit you want and shows you its converted forms in 5 other units. It not only helps in avoiding mathematics but also saves time and gives instant results.
How to use our Torque Converter?
You can easily launch our 'Torque Converter' directly from our home page under the Unit Converter Tools section. You no longer need to perform any complex calculations manually to convert the torque units in between each other, because our tool will give you detailed results instantly. We aim to make our user's experience as convenient as we can. Torque Converter, like the rest of our tools, is incredibly simple to use. You can use our tool without much help even if you don't have a lot of technical experience. We don't want you to spend any time understanding the tool and that's how we designed our interface.
Initially, you can get to know the tool by using the sample values for conversion. It can be done as:
Using the Sample Values:
Before getting into the step-by-step guide, let us make it easy for you by filling in the sample values.
- Open our Torque Converter's webpage. You'll see two boxes with labels 'Value', and 'Convert from Dyne Centimeter to other'. Beneath the boxes, there are three buttons with blue, green, and orange colors, titled 'Convert', 'Sample', and 'Reset' respectively.
- Click on the Sample button. It will fill the two fields with a sample value of 12, and a base unit of Dyne Centimeter.
- Then click on the Convert button to get the converted torque values for these sample inputs.
Using your Actual values:
Follow up with the instructions provided to convert the torque from a base unit of your choice to multiple other units:
- Enter the Value (to be converted):
- When you open our Torque Converter's webpage, you'll see the top box with the label 'Value'. In that field, enter the value of torque that you want to convert.
- If you want to change the entered value, you can use the up and down arrows at the right side of this box. The up arrow will increase the value by unity, and the down arrow will decrease it by unity. You can also change the value by deleting the previously written value and then re-entering the new value.
- Enter the Base Unit to Convert from:
- Among the two boxes, you'll see the bottom box with the label 'Convert from Dyne Centimeter to others'. In that field, you have to provide the base unit from which you want to convert to other units. It is the unit of the value you entered in the previous field.
- For selecting the base unit, click on this box, it will open a drop down of different units, you can either scroll and select it manually, or you can type starting letters of the base unit, which will be selected in the drop-down, and then you can press Enter key.
- When you do this, the label will change to the unit you just entered. For instance, you entered Newton Meter, then the label will become: Convert from Newton Meter to others.
- Once you have entered both the value and the base unit, next you have to click on the Convert button. You'll get the converted torque units.
- If you wish to change the values, and want to do calculations for another scenario, you can do so by clicking firstly on the Reset button, it will clear all the fields. Then you can repeat the same procedure to convert from some other torque unit.
What Converted Torque Units will you get?
Upon clicking the Convert button after entering the input torque value, and the base unit from which you want to convert, a new table will appear with the torque values converted to 5 different units. It includes torque in Dyne centimeter, Kgrf meter, Newton meter, lbf foot, and lbf inch.
These different torque units are related to their particular force units. For instance, Dyne, Kilogram force, Newton, and Pound force are units of force in different systems. They are multiplied by a particular length unit, such as centimeter, meter, foot, or inch to get the resulting torque unit.
Interpretations of all these force units are as:
- Dyne: Dyne is the unit of force in the CGS system. It is equal to the force that would give a free mass of one gram an acceleration of one centimeter per second per second.
- Kilogram force: The kilogram-force (kgrf) is a metric unit of force. It is equal to the force that would give a mass of one kilogram the standard acceleration due to gravity on Earth, which is defined as exactly 9.80665 meter per second².
- Newton: Newton is the absolute unit of force in the International System of Units (SI units), abbreviated N. It is defined as the force necessary to provide a mass of one kilogram with an acceleration of one meter per second per second.
- Pound Force: lbf is the unit of force in the Foot-Pound-Second system. It is equal to the force that produces an acceleration equal to the acceleration of gravity when acting on a mass of one pound.
You just have to note the value against a unit in which you are interested. Unlike some other converters, our tool does not ask you, beforehand, to provide the unit in which you want to convert. It lists all possible units that you can need. You can then note the value that you are interested in. For example, if you want to know how much force is exerted in newton meters, and you have force in dyne centimeters to be 2000 units. You just need to write '2000' in the value and 'Dyne centimeter' in the Convert From box. The tool will give you all the converted values and you can easily see your answer in the 'Dyne centimeter to Newton meter' box.
Following are some of the questions that you may have regarding our Torque Converter:
Q: Can this tool also work for decimal values?
A: No, this tool does not process decimal values. You need to enter a whole number to get the results.
Q: What is the rule for converting from Kilogram Force Meter to Dyne Centimeter?
A: We know that one Kilogram Force Meter is equivalent to 98066500 Dyne centimeters. Hence, to convert the torque from Kilogram Force Meter to Dyne Centimeter, we just need to multiply the number by 98066500.
Q: What is the rule for converting from Kilogram Force Meter to Pound force foot?
A: We know that one Kilogram Force Meter is equivalent to 7.23 Pound Force Foot. Hence, to convert the torque from Kilogram Force Meter to Pound Force Foot, we just need to multiply the number by 7.23.
Q: What is the rule for converting from Newton Meter to Pound force inch?
A: We know that one Newton Meter is equivalent to 8.85 Pound Force Inch. Hence, to convert the torque from Newton Meter to Pound Force Inch, we just need to multiply the number by 8.85.
Q: What is the rule for converting from Pound force inch to Pound force foot?
A: We know that one Pound Force Inch is equivalent to 0.0833 Pound Force Foot. Hence, to convert the torque from Pound Force Inch to Pound Force Foot, we just need to multiply the number by 0.0833.
Why should you use our tool?
Our torque converter makes your life so easy. With a very user-friendly interface, it can solve your confusing and difficult torque conversions in a matter of milliseconds. The tool is completely free and does not even require you to register to use it.
The tool automatically lists converted values in all the important units, hence, unlike most tools, you don't have to use the tool again for converting into different units. Moreover, we have also covered all the important questions that can bug your mind. Hence, all the necessary guidance regarding the tool has been provided.