History

History

Thomas Instrumentation | Family Owned BusinessThe Past

Thomas Instrumentation, Inc. was established in 1971 by Thomas Gluyas. Tom studied Electrical Engineering at the University of Michigan and gained experience through employment with them at Willow Run Labs and at their facility in Haleakala, Maui, Hawaii. After his employment with the University, Tom worked for a small company in Michigan designing, testing, installing, and trouble-shooting some of the first programmable controllers. It was after his experience there that he decided to open his own business in the same field. In 1975, Tom moved his company to New Jersey where it has grown into the very successful, small business it is today. Some of the company’s past projects include:

  • Measurement system for safety tests which simulate automobile crashes into brick walls
  • Control and measurement systems for ball drop testing of laminated automobile windshields
  • Industrial controllers for load sensing and pump systems in the plastics industry
  • Safety and timing systems for water slides and race tracks
  • Control system for automated parking ticket revenue system
  • Stress wave bearing/gear analyzer system
  • Pipe Gun measurement system for inventorying pipes
  • Automated robot for dispensing proper amounts of water and chemicals for plant growers
  • Smart card technology control systems for copy and vending machines

The Present

In 2011, Tom’s daughter, Cassandra Gluyas, began working with the company as both an engineer and the Chief Executive Officer. Cassandra received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with a second major in Computer Engineering from Virginia Tech in 2008. Prior to her position at Thomas Instrumentation, Cassandra worked for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics at their Skunk Works facility in California. During her time there, she gained valuable experience in the following areas: engineering design, software development, project management, end user training, system and network administration, and quality management (ISO 9001 standards).

Since Cassandra’s arrival, Thomas Instrumentation has been continuing its work with long-standing customers as well as actively searching for new business. In 2012, the company purchased two MyData MY100 pick-and-place machines to increase the quality and decrease the price of our production services. Some of our company’s most recent projects include:

  • Touch Screen vacuum loading control system for plastic pellets and regrind
  • Touch Screen roller control system for cell cultures
  • Wireless beef and dairy cow estrus detection system
  • Control system for a smart tea kettle

The Future

Thomas Instrumentation is always looking ahead to the future. We pride ourselves in keeping up with the latest technology trends because we want our customers to have the very best product. This company has been providing excellence to its clients since 1971 and we will continue that tradition for many years to come.