Formed in 1988, CNA Manufacturing Systems, Inc. specialized in the
design, fabrication and installation of custom machinery and equipment.
Numerous projects of various scope entailed use of computerized control
systems which include a membrane keyboard and assembly machine (Square D
Company), automated tape/reel loader/feeders (Ford Motor Company), automated
automotive air bag filter assembly line (Takata & Olin Corporation) and
universal fixturing systems (The Boeing Company).
With several universal fixturing systems engineered, manufactured,
installed and delivering substantial benefits to its customer, CNA
recognized the potential and benefits this type of tooling offered major
Thus in 1994 CNA elected to redirect its focus from a custom product
manufacturer to a product manufacturer of POGO® flexible tooling
systems. The POGO flexible tooling system is a unique technology that allows
part fixturing to be as flexible and agile as the machine performing the
With its focus on this system and its experience and knowledge gained,
CNA has been able to develop a world-class system. CNA concentrates on
lowering costs through design and manufacturing process improvements and on
other benefits that accrue from increased volume production.
In 1997, CNA received a full system patent for flexible tooling using
POGO actuators. Additional patents are pending.
Product refinements continue today making POGO flexible tooling systems
more agile and robust for numerous applications in new and existing markets.