Trouble drilling steel ? The Right Horsepower
Calculating the horsepower required for a drilling operation is based on the feed rate and tool diameter
Calculating the horsepower required for a drilling operation is based on the feed rate and tool diameter, which are used to determine the material removal rate (or metal removal rate). Also required is the unit power, which is a material property describing the amount of power required to cut that material. The horsepower at both the spindle and the motor are shown, as well as the spindle torque for a given spindle speed (RPM). The motor horsepower required for the drilling operation can then be compared to the horsepower capability of the machine.