About Ralphs-Pugh Co.

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Founded in 1912, William J. Pugh distributed rubber goods and products to a wide range of industries. Within two years, Isaac Ralphs, Mr. Pugh’s father-in-law, became a business partner and the company began to manufacture custom conveyor belts and belt cutting machines. In 1921, the company incorporated as the Ralphs-Pugh Company. In 1959, Ralphs-Pugh manufactured its first conveyor roller out of plastic, which utilized bushing style bearings. Soon after, metal balls in plastic raceways were developed, and in the 1980's, metal rollers were added to the product line. With ever-increasing requirements for higher speeds, faster throughput and quiet systems came the company's first ABEC-1 precision bearings in conductive plastic housings. Engineering, tool and die manufacturing capabilities and injection molding equipment were brought in-house to assure quality, rapid turn around times and control of production parts. A full line of stainless steel rollers and bearings for the food and chemical industry followed. Ralphs-Pugh also offers a comprehensive array of bearings and bushing / endplug combinations for both plastic and metal tubing.

Our trougher line is available in two roll and three roll configurations with standard one roll carrier return units. Tube materials include plastic, carbon steel and stainless steel for exceptional durability and corrosion resistance.

Specialty rollers include urethane covered tapered rollers for turns, sleeved rollers utilizing urethane, HDPE, UHMW and PVC, powered rollers with grooves for lineshaft, sprockets for chain or belt drives, one-direction clutch rollers and rollers with shafts that will depress from both ends at the same time. Our engineering staff is available to assist in the design of specialty rollers for any application. If you do not see what you need on this website or in our catalog, be sure to ask our highly trained customer service staff for assistance.

Ralphs-Pugh was founded on integrity and customer service. We are a recognized leader in our industry and take great pride in servicing our customers with high quality products in reasonable lead-times at fair prices. Our sales network operates in North America, South America and Europe, offering hundreds of products and years of innovative engineering experience to suit virtually every industry. Our goal is to satisfy all your conveyor component requirements with quality and service.

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