Mechanical Components

Distrelec supply an extended range of products and accessories ideal for cable joining and splicing. Junction boxes and terminals are also stocked to ensure you have a range of options for joining cables.

Cable joiners

Joiners are essential when working with wires and cables in awkward environments. Distrelec’s stock comes in a range of sizes and capacities to fit your needs.


The process of splicing is to separate a cable so that two end terminals can be connected to their respective cable conductors. Splicing cassettes sold by Distrelec are the housing for the beginning or the end of cable transmission paths.

Junction boxes

When two or more cables are carrying an electrical current, a junction box is an ideal place for protecting the junction and also to be easily found when maintenance needs to take place.

Top brands

  • Wago lead the market in their production of cable joiners. With a large catalogue of socket terminals and distribution connectors they ensure quality and experience in the industry.
  • AFL Hyperscale have vast experience in the fibre optic technology industry and produce quality products in the splicing market.

Distrelec stock a variety of cable joining and splicing solutions so suit your project needs.

Mechanical components are the physical moving parts of appliances and projects that are sometimes the key aspect or purpose of specific systems. Distrelec stock an array of mechanical components for a range of purposes. Some of which include: gas springs, telescopic and linear motions, magnets, hinges and flexible mounting systems.

Telescopic and linear motions

Blinds and curtains typically use linear motion slides as these components are precise in measurement and aligned perfectly. Distrelec offer motion slides in a range of sizes and weight restrictions, giving you plenty of choice when it comes to purchasing components for your applications.

Mounting options

We offer a range of mounting components from simple standoffs to flexible mounting brackets. Our range of spacers and standoffs feature multiple sizes and materials, giving you plenty of choice when deciding on your mounting options.


Our assortment of magnets includes a range of circular bar magnets and permanent magnets. We have a range of sizes and types for use with most applications and projects.

Hinges and locks

Security is vital, and providing the most secure padlock or hinge for your storage compartments is our priority. We have gathered an array of expert lock mechanisms, all with various locking types, including combination and key. We have a range of heavy-duty locks and smaller safety locks.


The assembly of any product requires much more than great electrics. The structural side of putting things together may often be regarded as low-tech and of secondary importance but can make the difference between success and failure. Outer cases are readily available in the form of plastic and metal enclosures, as are PCB boards, but in addition to the essential electrical components, a great number of small structural and mechanical components are also needed to safely keep everything correctly located. Clips for DIN rail fitting, spacer bolts and sleeves are available in various materials, including plastic, snap-fit types for chassis to print or print to print use, and PCB holders are also usually snap-fit. Sheet materials of many types are available, as are bars, rods and channel sections. Ball bearings, castors, hinges and locks may also be needed and some equipment may need vibration dampers or pull-out telescopic slides. Nuts, bolts, washers and screws are often purchased in convenient mixed sets. These small components are essential in prototype work and equally important in the repair shop. Chains, shackles and cables are often required and specialised locks are needed for safety lock-out applications. A great many products are available, making it a simple task to choose the ideal mechanical components.