Jurasoft SA was created from the experience of the Jinfo SA company, active for more than 20 years in the service of the CAD-CAM industry. In effect the Jinfo SA company was created in 1982 with the development and commercialisation of the « Chantal » CAD (Computer Aided Design) software and the « Sylvie » CAM (Computer Aided Machining) software. These products have been sold more than 200 units in Switzerland and other countries.
These two systems were replaced, some ten years ago, by European-written softwares that Jinfo supported and customised. The products that Jinfo offers today are amongst the highest-performing on the market and very well adapted for conventional machining on milling machines or lathes. On the other hand, these solutions were not designed to handle some of the latest and most complex NC Machine Tools, such as multi-spindle/multi-head reworking machines executing milling and turning, on fixed or sliding headstocks. These latest-generation NC Machine Tools handle several channels, and multiple axes, simultaneously. In such cases the current CAM softwares experience great difficulties in resolving the problems implicit in machines that weren’t even conceived of when these programs were written. Furthermore once someone has invested several hundreds of thousand of Swiss francs in exactly this type of machine, he evidently wishes to reduce the start-up delays as much as possible.
Armed with these facts, the experience of the Jinfo SA engineers, and the requests from our customers, Mr Muehlethaler and Mr Bendit decided to create a new company, Jurasoft SA, to develop the “SylvieXpert” software to meet the future performance criteria demanded by the needs of controlling complex NC Machine Tools
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