The legacy of Chadwick-Helmuth is alive and well at Diagnostic Solutions International (DSI), a Honeywell channel partner specializing in Health and Usage Monitoring Systems (HUMS). Chadwick-Helmuth pioneered the then-new technology of vibration test and measurement systems in the 1950s and developed the first Vibration Analysis System for Hughes Helicopter in the early 1960s.
Honeywell acquired its HUMS business from Chadwick-Helmuth in 2002 and marketed HUMS as a cobranded system for a while. DSI was formed in 2004 to support the U.S. government’s HUMS data-management, design and engineering effort. In 2007 it expanded to become one of Honeywell’s preferred suppliers of HUMS-related support and field service.
Fast forward a decade and DSI is Honeywell’s largest HUMS distributor. The company offers our mutual customers HUMS hardware, software, customer support, engineering and field support, system design and implementation, training, condition based maintenance, and data management and analysis services.
“We proudly wear the Honeywell name on our sleeve,” said DSI Owner Brian Hatcher. “Most of our employees came from Honeywell or Chadwick-Helmuth. We share a common culture and a passion for flight safety and customer service. Together, the DSI team has more than 350 years of experience working on HUMS technology, vibration analysis and rotor track and balance.”
DSI works with Honeywell customers throughout the world and has exclusive rights in a number of territories including: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ireland, New Zealand, Panama, Puerto Rico, United Kingdom, United States (Civil/Non-military), Uruguay and Venezuela.
The company also has signed an engineering services agreement with Honeywell under which it provides new developments and works on supplemental type certificates for Honeywell HUMS and Connectivity products.
Recently, DSI became an authorized distributor for the Honeywell Sky Connect Tracker System and Aspire 200 satellite communications system. Both systems can work in concert with onboard HUMS technology by transmitting data from the HUMS to ground-based operations in real-time.
“We’re proud of the role DSI has played in the evolution of vibration measurement and analysis,” said Hatcher. “We’ve been in this business a long time and have worked closely with our customers as the technology has advanced from portable ground equipment to the latest generation of onboard systems that enable condition-based maintenance.”
For more information, visit DSI online or call (877) 374-5521.