DSI and Honeywell sign HUMS licensing agreement

DSI and Honeywell sign HUMS licensing agreement 12 Dec, 18, Source: DSI

Diagnostic Solutions International, LLC (DSI) and Honeywell International, Inc. today announced the companies have signed a licensing agreement and an exclusive global master distribution agreement for Diagnostic Solutions International, LLC to manufacture, market, distribute, sell and support Condition-Based Maintenance (CBM) Systems and Health Usage Monitoring Systems (HUMS) products in the worldwide marketplace.

Through this partnership, Diagnostic Solutions International, LLC assumes responsibility, with limited exception(s), for the existing Honeywell CBM HUMS product lines successfully built under Honeywell—legacy Chadwick-Helmuth & legacy Intelligent Automation Corporation (IAC)—and will begin the manufacturing, selling and distributing of portable and on-board HUMS and HUMS related spares & software through its extensive global network. DSI will focus on product and application development along with product improvements for the CBM HUMS hardware, software & related products.

Diagnostic Solutions International, LLC looks forward to building strong partnerships within its expanded global channel partner / dealer network which will benefit from DSI’s significant experience of more than 350+ years of combined experience with HUMS and vibration analysis systems.

“This is a very exciting time for DSI,” said DSI owner Brian Hatcher.
Jim Chadwick’s personal achievements, working with helicopter operators, were so dominant that his name became synonymous with rotor track and balance. Throughout the helicopter world, maintenance personnel ‘Chadwick’ their helicopters to keep them smooth. 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. Chadwick-Helmuth revolutionized every aspect of helicopter vibration monitoring and rotor track and balance. Chadwick-Helmuth’s—now Honeywell—product line is unsurpassed in effectiveness, affordability, and maintainability.
Honeywell acquired Chadwick-Helmuth in 2002 and acquired Intelligent Automation Corporation (IAC) in 2008. Both Chadwick-Helmuth and IAC were leaders in aircraft vibration analysis, helicopter rotor track and balance, and the emerging HUMS market until acquired by Honeywell International Inc.
“It was back in 1994, during my time in the Marines, when I was first personally introduced to Jim Chadwick,” said DSI owner Brian Hatcher. “I am truly honored that our DSI team has been chosen to carry on Jim Chadwick’s legacy & passion… DSI’s team of dedicated men and women share this same passion and we are excited to begin this next stage of Diagnostic Solutions International’s evolution.”
Jim Chadwick was no doubt a legend in the aviation world and an even bigger legend to U.S. Marine Corps Aviation. Jim developed tools to help Marines dating back to the 1960’s, more than 50 years ago, and he continued his tireless work right up until the end of a career which spanned more than 60 years in an industry which he personally pioneered.
“The real strength of the Chadwick-Helmuth company was its people. I am beyond proud to say that more than half of DSI’s total workforce is comprised of former Chadwick-Helmuth employees,” said Hatcher. “We have over 350 years of combined aviation vibration management experience.”

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