The first model of Arter grinder was identified as the Model A, with three different work tables available on the model. An 8", 12", and eventually a 16" work table were available for sale. The quality of the machine was outstanding for its time, with the general specifications and design being able to stay consistent for nearly 20 years.
Through those nearly 20 years, the Persons-Arter Machine Company profited well off of the current manufacturing climate with automobiles becoming more and more popular as well as World War I during the early days of the company. Early records show incredible volume of new surface grinders being produced, averaging out to around one per week.
In 1924, Arter looked to grow the booming company and acquired the Warren F. Fraser Company. With the addition of Fraser's goodwill and patents, Arter also decided to change the name of the company to just the Arter Grinder Machine Company.
Looking to create a superior version of a classic model, Sundstrand redesigned the Model B and it became the Model H. The H was produced as a 16”, 20”, 24”, 30” and 40” sizes with all sizes excluding the 40" being able to tilt and lock up to 10 degrees concave and convex. The durability of the machine was unmatched, with many grinders still in use 50 years later.
In 1980, looking to sell the product line, Centro-Metalcut, Inc. employees, Don Blachford and Frank Gyorkos, saw the promise in Arter brand and purchased the line from Sundstrand. After the purchase, the Arter name was restored by CMI, with each new grinder brandishing the Arter name again.
Following many years of production of the grinders, Tri-CAM, Inc. purchased the Arter line as a part of a purchase to bring all the production lines under the Tri-CAM name. With the change in ownership came a name change to Arter Precision Grinding Machines, which has stuck since.