|1. A lift device for lifting a glass sheet in a glass processing system that includes a conveyor system having a plurality
of rollers for conveying the glass sheet, the lift device comprising:
a lift jet array including peripheral lift jet outlets and inner lift jet outlets disposed inwardly of the peripheral lift
jet outlets, the peripheral lift jet outlets and the inner lift jet outlets being disposed below the rollers when the lift
device is used with the glass processing system, and each lift jet outlet being operable to allow gas to flow toward the glass
a control unit for controlling operation of the lift jet outlets, the control unit being configured to commence operation
of at least one of the inner lift jet outlets prior to commencing operation of at least one of the peripheral lift jet outlets.