Based in Santa Ana, California, Deschner Corporation is a designer and manufacturer of industrial motion control devices. The company was founded in 1960 in Los Angeles, California by R.E. Deschner. Now holding nine patents, Deschner innovated a revolutionary design in industrial shock absorbers and speed regulators that prevents leaks and improves stability in a streamlined and simple construction. This proprietary seal is a unique feature of Deschners products, which are offered within two primary families: the Cushioneer® shock absorber and the Kinechek® speed regulator. The Cushioneer is designed to absorb excessive vibration and hitting of fast moving equipment. Useful for deceleration applications, this device can withstand high levels of impact energy and facilitate load reduction. The Cushioneer comes in two types: an infinitely adjustable model and a self-adjusting model. The former is ideal for applications which require flexibility. Rotating the knob allows the user to adjust flow restriction depending on the load capacity. With a grooved design, the self-adjusting model is useful for fluctuating impact loads in which fluid flow becomes restricted as the piston advances. Both are available in stroke lengths of ½ inch, 1 inch and 2 inches with an absorption capacity of 2 inch pounds to 1600 inch pounds. As a result of Deschner’s hermetically sealed, frictionless rolling diaphragm (with guaranteed leak-free functionality), the Cushioneers do not require an external fluid reservoir. The Kinechek promotes smooth and constant movement of pneumatically powered equipment (such as drills, mill tables, or second operation lathes). Kinecheks contain a steel high pressure cylinder with a fluid meter mated to a metal piston.
Along with its original variant, the Kinechek comes in variety of models to suit a number of needs including the Super K, the Mini K, the cushion-start Kinechek, the slow return Kinechek, the Skipchek, and the PeckChek. The original Kinechek is available in stroke lengths of ½ inch up to 6 inches with a capacity of up to 1200 pounds and can be adjusted over 300 degrees. It is also available in a high capacity version which can withstand up to 2400 pounds of force. The Super K provides the functionality of a 4-6 inch operating stroke within a smaller frame and can withstand maximum load. The Mini Ks are the family’s smallest sized models with ½ - 1½ inches for up to 400 pounds. The specialty cushion-start is a dual shock absorber/speed regulator
in which the first 25% of the stroke serves to cushion, and the rest of the stroke subsequently controls the load. The slow return extends the time it takes for the plunger rod to return – ranging from 6 to 22 seconds per inch of stroke. The Skipchek allows the device to proceed during fast feed (skip) interval times. Finally, the PeckChek is modified for peck drilling operations in depths of over three times the drill diameter.