OSE Design Manual - Hydraulics
Presenting first at the Open Source Microfactory STEAM Camp:
Hydraulics 101 – Basic design of hydraulic power systems. Analogy to water, air, and electrical circuits. Basic circuits, safety. Applications – hydraulic motors are the most torque and power dense motion component known to human kind. They are also the lowest cost method of attaining such motion. We may want to use a hydraulic motor if we are building a large CNC mill, drill, or lathe – or if we want to drive a material shredder or a tractor without any geardown.