During a job change, or other disturbance on a container production line, hot gobs or streams must be handled. The hot glass passes down the pipe into the scraper conveyor. In the case of large gobs, a gob squeezer is needed in front of the scraper conveyor to ensure that the gobs can be adequately cooled. The gobs arrive in the water tank of the conveyor and break up as a result of thermal shock. The continuously moving chain in the scraper conveyor tank then moves the glass pieces towards the exit, where they are lifted out of the water, drained and passed to the next piece of equipment.