Position, Angle & Rotary Sensors

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.


Position sensors measure the position and movement of an object, relative to a reference point. These sensors are available as linear position sensors, angular position sensors or multi-axis sensors. Linear position sensors detect the movement of an object in a straight line. They consist of a ferromagnetic core and windings, enclosed in a housing. These sensors are very reliable and robust, and ideally suited to harsh or hostile environments. Angular position sensors calculate the angular movement of an object, in terms of the number of rotations required to change from one orientation to the other. These sensors find use in several automotive and industrial applications, such as steering wheel positioning, sensing float levels and setting flow meters, and in robotics. Position sensors include encoders and inertial measurement units. When the sensors detect motion, the encoders emit a digital signal revealing position, velocity and direction of the object. Linear position sensors use linear encoders and angular position sensors use rotary encoders. Draw wire encoders co-opt a wire draw mechanism with a flexible cable and a spring-loaded spool to measure linear speed and position of the object. The rotation of the drum is proportional to the length under measurement, and the encoder records the output.