Typical hydraulic systems use separate pumps, motors, line-mounted valves or manifolds, hoses, fittings, and reservoirs, while Texas Hydraulics’ fully integrated hydraulic cylinders combine all these components into one assembly. Fully integrated cylinders are suitable for any application requiring performance and energy efficiency. Self-contained, plug-and-play custom cylinders can eliminate the need for hoses and fittings and can reduce installation time, potential contaminant ingress, and leak points. Cylinders can operate on battery power and feature position sensing, overload protection, regenerative circuits, load locking, thermal protection, and proportional flow control. The company's refuse design cylinders are custom solutions for the waste management industry; rugged cylinders feature optimized welds that reduce stress concentrations, improving durability and reliability.