Daily Archives: April 20, 2012


Hopwood Gear Ltd: Types of Gears

There are a multitude of different types of gears used in our everyday lives. These range from gears small enough to fit inside a delicate watch mechanism, to those that are bigger than an average family home. More technically known as a gear wheel, due to the shape of most […]


Hopwood Gear Ltd: Noise reducing gears

The use of gears can be traced back to ancient Greece, but it wasn’t until the birth of the industrial revolution that the use of machinery created a level of noise that was so extreme it caused physical problems to those working in them. In the USA a state bureau study into […]