Grinders are classified into two.
- Precision Grinding Machine
- Non-Precision ( AKA Rough Grinding ) Grinding Machine
Precision grinding machines are used for good surface finish with precision. This type of grinding machines are mainly used for high degree of accuracy Industrial applications such as: Scientific Instruments, Aerospace Equipments, Medical Equipments, Production of part of assemble job & where high accuracy needed during grinding process.
Commonly used Precision Grinding Machines for Industrial Uses are followings
Cylindrical Grinders, Surface Grinding Machine, Thread Grinding Machine, Internal Grinding Machines, Centerless Grinding Machine, Toolroom Grinding Machine ( Tool and Cutter Grinders)
Non-precision grinding machines generally used for removal of stock from heavy and rough workpieces without concerning any precision or accuracy of job.
Generally, Such type of Industrial Grinding Machines are used for materials made from casting, forging etc.
Commonly used non-precision grinding machines are Floor and Bench Grinding machine, Portable grinding machine / Hand Grinding machine, Swing frame Grinder.