"We produce for the world..."

Makel, which operates in electric installment low voltage industry, is the market leader in electronic electric counters sector with nearly 2 million counters produced annually under the brand of Mak-Say and its market share of 60% Makel is the only company in Turkey and is one of the most successful leading companies in the world which offers a system solution from the production to reading and managing counters.

Mak-Say, which was established in 1998 in order to produce electric meters in the scope of MAKEL Corporate Group, presents its products which it designs all-national in its technology-based production facilities with its competent R&D personnel in its developed laboratories without sacrificing quality to consumers with its outstanding service mentality. Makel, which increases its annual production capacity to 3 million with its investments in 2010, is the market leader in electronic electric counters sector with nearly 2 million counters produced annually under the brand of Mak-Say and its market share of 60% as 2011. Makel, which operates in electric installment low voltage industry, is the market leader in electronic electric counters sector.

As well as its main production subject is counters and electric meters, Makel takes attention with other products that are produced in order to meet other needs of the industry. It also produces 16+4 graded RG520 Reactive Power Control Relay and V3T, M3T and M6T voltmeters and multimeters to be released to the market in the first quarter of this year, Makel USOBİM remote reading system and integrated Wport GSM/GPRS/EDGE modems which is one of the main parts of remote reading systems.

Makel, which takes the motto of “We produce for the World” as a reference, exports its wide-range products to several countries.

As a result of several improvement works done in 2011, Makel Reactive Power Control Relay is developed more and more, and its flow sensitivity is increased, 4 graded switch reactor support is added in order to compensate not only inductive compensation, but also other capacitive loads such as lighting, UPS, air conditioners.

RG520 Reactive power control relay could be read remotely with Modbus communication.Panelmeter products as all three-phase Voltmeter and Multimeter   that intend to provide this energy in the boards to be monitored as a supplement to RG520 which is coming into prominence with all those features different from other competitors, shall be put on the market in the first quarter of this year. So-called product is the only product in the market which has the features of the fact that, it could be mounted to board or guide, wide operating interval from 24 volt to 250V, it has light weighted SMPS power source, its screens which could display 6 different sizes at the same time and its ModBus support on RS485. While Voltmeter product measures frequency and tension/voltage as three-phase; multimeter products could also measure flow, circuit and cosj as an addition to those other features.

Panelmeter products, has a feature of giving alarm when exceeding those determined limits.  Another product that Mak-Say put on the market in 2011 is Wport GSM/GPRS/EDGE modem. Wport, which is designed in accordance with OSOS system, carries both RS232 and RS485 and they could be used at the same time. On the other hand, Wport has a relay output that could be remote controlled and a digital output. Wport, provides a safety communication with DES algorithm and has an intrtnal watchdog which provides a failsafe mechanism for deadlock or getting cut off solutions.

MAKEL electronic electric meters have the widest product range in Turkey with their new designs. Mak-say produces mono-phase, three-phase and industrial counters that have wide load profile, back-lighting and with communication and communication options as Class B or C. Makel M500 mono-phase counter, which is started to be produced in 2011, is one of the first counters in Turkey with its features such as; having 5(100)A current measurement interval, communication feature, back-lighting and load profile features. Among all approved Makel counters, there are C500 and C510 Class C double-sided combi counters to be put on the market in the first half of the year of 2012, which carry the quality a step forward with their sophisticated and powerful features. In 2012, Mıd approved, double-sided, Class C (0,5%) combi counters shall be put on the market in Turkey firstly by Makel. Increase in use of renewable energy sources and with the permission given for uncertificated production for systems under a certain energy; demand for double-sided counters shall be increased in the future, remote reading system and load profile features are also demanded for home users.

Mak-Say, which is a member of MAKEL Corporate Group, has a 100% web-based system with which it could read and control more than 3000 counters in the scope of USOBİM Project for remote reading of those counters. Remote reading systems are the most important devices that provide productive usage of infrastructure, right prediction of investments, minimizing costs, exact analysis and planning of the network and managing the energy in the best and the quickest way. In this sense, Makel is the only company in Turkey and is one of the most successful leading companies in the world which offers a system solution from the production to reading and managing counters. Makel gives the priority to OSES system with its new counters in 2012 and starts marketing activities for other products and its studies shall gradually increase. Among its future-oriented studies, PLC and wireless communication systems take the most attention as an important part of AMI/AMR systems. Makel carries on its studies on this issue and there is a problem occurs since there is no understood or approved standard on those studies.

Another important issue is the price curiosity in especially mono-phase counters in Turkey. There are more than 34 millions electric meters’ subscribers in Turkey. 27 millions of those are household subscribers, nearly 4 millions of those are commercial subscribers and approximately 200 thousands of those are industrial users. Residual part is other subscribers. In every year, nearly 10% of those counters are changed. But as of today, Turkish market makes price-focused changes rather than designing new counters according to new Technologies and as a result of this facts, there are important decreases occur in quality. Unfortunately, those products, which are expected to work for 10 years and which measure our consumption without any error, are already sold for a price of a burger menu. Audit mechanism of the market is insufficient and ineffective. In order to have cheaper counter, manufacturers sacrifice from the quality of product and circuit elements. Using circuit elements which are mostly oriented from Far East countries and which have no stable characteristics is a good example for this situation.  As a result of price-oriented approach, despite the fact that it has more difficulties with each passing day, MAKEL continues its production without sacrificing from the quality. It becomes an obligation for all related institutions to gather and negotiate about these issues in order to use of new Technologies, provide price stability and quality, produce counters in accordance with conditions of our country.   Those related institutions are EPDK, Ministry of Industry, Delivery Companies, and Producers of Counters and related NGOs. Otherwise, it seems inevitable for Turkey to become a counter and inactive technology waste bin. 

Thursday, April 18, 2013 9:13:00 AM

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