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Panama Canal, Central America

Panama Canal, Central America

When the Panama Canal opened in 1914, it wasn't just the shipping companies that were happy to have this lucrative shortcut. The sailors were also thankful not to have to go around stormy Cape Horn any more.

The 82 kilometer-long artificial waterway joins the Atlantic to the Pacific. Bosch Rexroth equipped eight lock gates along the most famous waterway in the world with state-of-the-art hydraulic drives. In addition, Bosch supplied systems for bridge gates, allowing vehicles to cross the canal's eastern and western channels.