Crosby Product to Aid in Panama Canal Enlargement Project | Construction News

Through an authorized Crosby distributor in Europe, The Crosby Group will supply several, 64.37in./1635mm diameter, McKissick roll-forged sheaves for a project concerning the Panama Canal Enlargement, known as ‘The Third Set of Locks Project’, commissioned by the Panama Canal Authority.

Six chambers will each be equipped with two horizontal sliding gates. Each gate is powered by electric winches capable of opening the lock in three to four minutes. It is within these sliding gates that 226 Crosby sheaves, 64.37in./1635mm in diameter with a 1.81in./46mm wireline, will be used.