Enter the loom speed (picks/min) and the loom width (yds) into the Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Insert Rate. 

Insert Rate Formula



  • INSR is the Insert Rate (yards/min)
  • LS is the loom speed (picks/min)
  • LW is the loom width (yds)

To calculate Insert Rate, multiply the loom speed by the loom width.

How to Calculate Insert Rate?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Insert Rate.

  1. First, determine the loom speed (picks/min). 
  2. Next, determine the loom width (yds). 
  3. Next, gather the formula from above = INSR = LS * LW.
  4. Finally, calculate the Insert Rate.
  5. After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

Example Problem : 

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

loom speed (picks/min) = 45

loom width (yds) = 30