Nm to ftlbs Converter
Our Nm to ftlbs converter helps convert torque units, such as Newtonmeters to footpounds or kilogramcentimeter to Newtonmeter (kgcm to Nm). In this article, we shall discuss the different torque units and how to convert them into each other. So read on to learn what is the best unit to describe your torque value.
What is torque?
Torque (or moment) represents the ability of a force to twist (rotate) the body around a specific axis. It is the product of the magnitude of the force and its perpendicular distance to the axis, and we can express it using the following crossproduct:
where:
 $\mathbf{\tau}$  The torque acting on the body;
 $\mathbf{r}$  The position vector from the axis of rotation to the point of force application; and
 $\mathbf{F}$  The force acting on the body.
Learn more about calculating torque using our torque calculator.
The SI unit of torque is Newtonmeter (Nm). One Newtonmeter torque is the rotational twist produced by one Newton force acting one meter (perpendicular distance) away from the rotational axis.
Different torque units
There are other units to express torque or moment in:

Poundfoot (lbsft or ftlbs): Poundfoot (lbft) is the British gravitational system unit for torque. One poundfoot is the equivalent torque produced by a one poundforce acting one foot away (perpendicular distance) from the axis of rotation. Often in practice, footpound (ftlb) is used in place of poundfoot (lbft), but you must exercise caution while doing so because footpound is a unit of energy (see our energy converter. To convert newton meters to footpounds, multiply by 0.7376.

Kilogramcentimeter (kgcm) or kilogram forcecentimeter (kgfcm): Kilogramcentimeter or kilogram forcecentimeter is an nonstandard unit of torque. It is the torque produced by a one kilogramforce acting one centimeter away (perpendicular distance) from the rotational axis. Learn the relation between kilogramforce and Newton using our force converter. To convert kgcm to Nm, multiply the value by 0.09807.

Joules per radian (J/rad): Torque and energy have the same dimensions but represent different physical quantities. However, the torque also represents the energy spent for every radian rotation. Hence one Newtonmeter is equivalent to one Joule per radian. This torque unit converter uses this relation automatically.
Unit  Symbol  Newtonmeter equivalent 

Footpound  ftlb  1.3558 
Kilogramcentimeter  kgcm  0.09807 
Joules per radian  J/rad  1 
How to use this nm to ftlbs converter
This Nm to ftlbs converter is straightforward to use:

Enter the torque value in the field with its corresponding unit. If you don't find it at first, click on the unit symbol in any field to choose another.

This Nm to ftlbs converter will automatically convert the value to every other unit.