ASCENT CANOPY

The Ascent is the flagship of our canopy range, offering four wheel drivers the highest level of usability and comfort in an ultra-premium design. With a raft of standard features including fully integrated central locking and push button window switches, Ascent is the solution for those who live an active lifestyle and want their vehicle to look just as good off road as it does in the parking lot.

 

DEVELOPMENT AND TESTING

Developing a canopy from a blank canvas meant that ARB was required to validate new designs and put them through a rigorous testing regime. Utilising a combination of software, laboratory and real world testing, the canopy team performed validation simulations using the latest software through Finite Element Analysis (FEA) in CAD along with real life testing of a complete canopy in our specially built thermal chamber with temperatures up to 90°C. Further laboratory testing was undertaken on latches, actuators and relays via special ARB made life cycle rigs.

To certify the design against water entry, canopy engineers utilised several high pressure water washing facilities. The most rigorous of testing was done on the test track in Anglesea, Victoria, where the canopy and vehicle were put through corrugation testing, high speed testing, articulation and the renowned Belgian blocks. A long term assessment vehicle was utilised to perform field testing on new mount rail configurations and the attachment system. Following numerous months of testing it passed with flying colours.

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ELECTRONIC UNLATCHING SYSTEM

A notable feature of the Ascent is the absence of handles. The canopy incorporates electronic unlatching for the rear door and side lift up or pop up windows.

ELECTRONIC UNLATCHING SYSTEM

A notable feature of the Ascent is the absence of handles. The canopy incorporates electronic unlatching for the rear door and side lift up or pop up windows.

STYLISH INTERIOR

With a stylish and functional internal design, the Ascent canopy features smooth clean lines, maximum space and concealment of all fasteners and wiring loom, where possible.

FRAMELESS WINDOWS

Frameless exterior windows with slam shut latches ensure the canopy closes securely without the need for external locking handles.

CANOPY VENT

A high flowing, forward facing intake is standard on the Ascent range, inhibiting dust ingress through the tailgate area by positively pressurising the canopy interior.

TINTED SAFETY GLASS

5mm tinted and tempered safety glass is used for the rear door and side windows.

OVER-RAIL DESIGN

With a unique over-rail design, the Ascent canopy form fits to any vehicle with no visible seal.

REAR SPOILER

Rear mounted spoiler enhances aesthetic appeal and incorporates an LED brake light, providing a brilliant light while drawing minimal current.

LED INTERIOR LIGHT

Ascent canopies are fitted with a high output LED light, making it easier to locate work tools and other gear in dark conditions.

ANTI-ENTRAPMENT DIAL

A yellow anti-entrapment dial allows the Ascent's rear door to be locked or unlocked from within the canopy itself.

KEYLESS ENTRY

The Ascent canopy boasts remote central locking for both the rear door and side lift up windows. The remote central locking will auto lock if the vehicle is left unlocked and the vehicle doors have not been opened.

HIGH SPECIFICATION ADHESIVE

The Ascent canopy features thermoplastic seals and high specification adhesive. A special seal for the lower rear door corners is also incorporated to reduce glare and the potential water and dust ingress.

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