What is Pump Part and Why Do We Use Them?

Author: May

Mar. 07, 2024

Mechanical Parts & Fabrication Services

Privacy Overview

1.0 Purpose

Power Zone Equipment, Inc. Data Privacy Policy 

The policy set forth below outlines the personal data that Power Zone Equipment may collect, how Power Zone Equipment uses and safeguards that data, and with whom we may share it. This policy is intended to provide notice to individuals regarding personal data in an effort to be compliant with the data privacy laws and regulations of the jurisdictions in which Power Zone Equipment operates.

Power Zone Equipment encourages our employees, independent contractors, customers, suppliers, commercial visitors, business associates, and other interested parties to read this policy. By using our website or submitting personal data to Power Zone Equipment by any other means, you acknowledge that you understand and agree to be bound by this policy, and agree that Power Zone Equipment may collect, process, transfer, use and disclose your personal data as described in this policy.

2.0 Personal Data

Power Zone Equipment is committed to maintaining all reasonable precautions to ensure the privacy and security of personal data gathered by Power Zone Equipment. During your use of our website or through other communications with Power Zone Equipment, personal data may be collected and processed by Power Zone Equipment. In general, Power Zone Equipment collects personal contact information (e.g. name, company, address, telephone number and e-mail address), which you knowingly provide either by registration, requesting quotes, answering questions or otherwise for use in our commercial relationship. At times we may collect additional personal data that you voluntarily provide, including, but not limited to, job title, additional contact information, date of birth, hobbies, areas of interest, and professional affiliations.

3.0 Use of Personal Data

Power Zone Equipment’s website is intended to be used by Power Zone Equipment customers, commercial visitors, business associates, and other interested parties for business purposes. Personal data collected by Power Zone Equipment through its website or by other means is used in support of our commercial relationship with you, including, but not limited to, the processing of customer orders, orders from vendors, managing accounts, learning about customers’ needs, responding to inquiries, and providing access to information. Also, in compliance with the laws and regulations of the relevant jurisdiction to support our relationship with you:

  • we may share personal data with our affiliates to better understand your business needs and how we can improve our products and services;

  • we may use third party service providers to assist us in collecting, assembling or processing personal data in connection with services related to our business relationship;

  • we (or a third party on our behalf) may use personal data to contact you about a Power Zone Equipment offer in support of your business needs or to conduct online surveys to understand better our customers’ needs; and

  • we may use personal data for marketing and promotional activities.

If you choose not to have your personal data used to support our customer relationship (especially direct marketing or market research), we will respect your choice. We do not sell your personal data to third parties, nor share it with third parties except as set forth in this policy. Power Zone Equipment will retain your personal data as long as you maintain a customer relationship with Power Zone Equipment and/or if you have registered to receive marketing or other communication from Power Zone Equipment, until such time as you request that we delete such personal data.

4.0 Third Party Service Providers

Power Zone Equipment is the commercial operator of its website and uses service providers to assist in hosting or otherwise acting as data processors, to provide software and content for our sites and to provide other services. Power Zone Equipment may disclose personal data supplied by you to these third parties who provide such services under contract to protect your personal data. In addition, where consistent with the laws and regulations of the relevant jurisdiction, Power Zone Equipment may disclose personal data if such disclosure:

  • is a use of the personal data for an additional purpose that is directly related to the original purpose for which the personal data was collected;

  • is necessary to prepare, negotiate and perform a contract with you;

  • is required by law or the competent governmental or judicial authorities;

  • is necessary to establish or preserve a legal claim or defense;

  • is part of a corporate restructuring, sale of assets, merger or divestiture; or,

  • is necessary to prevent fraud or other illegal activities, such as willful attacks on Power Zone Equipment information technology systems.

5.0 International Data Transfer

For our customers in Switzerland and the European Union (EU), please note that Power Zone Equipment is a US based company. If you use our websites or web portals or, all information, including personal information, may be transferred to Power Zone Equipment (including subcontractors that may be maintaining and/or operating our website) in the United States and elsewhere and may be transferred to third parties that may be located anywhere in the world. Although this may include recipients of information located in countries where there may be a lower level of legal protection for your personal information than in your location country, we will protect your information in accordance with requirements applicable to your information and/or location. Specifically, for data transfers out of the EU, Power Zone Equipment will utilize data transfer agreements containing the Standard Contractual Clauses. By using our websites or web portals, you unambiguously consent to the transfer of your personal information and other information to the United States and elsewhere for the purposes and uses described herein. 

6.0 Non-Personal Data Collected Automatically

When you access Power Zone Equipment’s websites or web portals, we may automatically (i.e., not by registration) collect non-personal data (e.g. type of Internet browser and operating system used, domain name of the website from which you came, number of visits, average time spent on the site, pages viewed). We may use this data and share it with our worldwide affiliates and related service providers to monitor the attractiveness of our websites and improve their performance or content. In this case, processing is performed on an anonymous basis and at Power Zone Equipment’s discretion.

7.0 Other Online Data

In addition, certain online technical applications or other interactions you have with Power Zone Equipment may require the entry of business and technical data. By providing the requested information, you are consenting to the processing and storage of such information by Power Zone Equipment. Unless Power Zone Equipment is advised that you want this information removed from Power Zone Equipment’s server, such information may be retained by Power Zone Equipment and used for future commercial communications. A request for removal of this information can be made at the contact information provided below. Power Zone Equipment will take all reasonable precautions to assure that no such information will be provided or divulged to other third parties, except, if applicable, those third parties performing site hosting, maintenance, and related site service activities.

8.0 “Cookies” – Information Stored Automatically on Your Computer

Cookies are information stored automatically on a website user’s computer. When a user views Power Zone Equipment’s website(s), Power Zone Equipment may store some data on the user’s computer in the form of a “cookie” to automatically recognize the user upon future visits to Power Zone Equipment’s website(s). Power Zone Equipment will make reasonable efforts to ensure compliance with the laws and regulations of relevant jurisdictions with regard to cookies.

9.0 Children

Power Zone Equipment will not knowingly collect personal data from children under the age of 18. Power Zone Equipment’s website(s) is not intended for individuals under 18 years of age

10.0 Security and Data Integrity

Power Zone Equipment will take reasonable precautions to protect personal data in its possession secure against the risk of loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. Power Zone Equipment periodically reviews its security measures in an effort to ensure the privacy of personal data.

Power Zone Equipment will use personal data only in ways that are compatible with the purposes for which it was collected or subsequently authorized by you. While Power Zone Equipment will take reasonable steps to ensure that personal data is relevant to its intended use, accurate, complete, and current, Power Zone Equipment is also relying upon each individual to assist in providing accurate updates of his or her personal data.

11.0 Links to Other Websites

Power Zone Equipment website(s) may contain “links” to websites owned and operated by third parties. By accessing these links, which are provided for your convenience, you will leave our site and will be subject to the privacy practices of the other website. This policy does not apply to any personal information you provide to unrelated third parties.

12.0 Data Retention

In general, Power Zone Equipment will only retain personal data for as long as needed for the specific purpose of processing and in accordance with Power Zone Equipment’s records management policy, or as otherwise required by the laws and regulations of a particular jurisdiction. For example, data will be retained during the time period that you are authorized to use Power Zone Equipment website(s), including any Power Zone Equipment tools accessible through our website(s). Upon termination of such authorization, your personal data related to use of Power Zone Equipment website(s) will be removed.

13.0 Data Access and Correction

Upon request, Power Zone Equipment will grant individuals reasonable access to personal data that it holds about them. In addition, Power Zone Equipment will take reasonable steps to permit individuals to correct, amend, or delete information that is demonstrated to be inaccurate or incomplete. Power Zone Equipment also relies upon each individual to assist in providing accurate updates of his or her personal data. In order to access, correct, amend, or delete the personal data Power Zone Equipment holds about an individual, the individual should contact the following:

PHONE: +1-719-754-1981 | EMAIL: sales@powerzone.com 

14.0 EU Data Privacy Rights

If your personal data is processed in the EU or you are a resident of the EU, the EU General data Protection Regulation grants you certain rights under the law. In particular, the right to access, correct, or delete the personal data Power Zone Equipment holds about you.

To the extent required by applicable law, Power Zone Equipment will grant individuals reasonable access to personal data that Power Zone Equipment holds about them and will take reasonable steps to permit such individuals to correct, amend, or delete information that Power Zone Equipment holds about them. Power Zone Equipment also relies upon each individual to assist in providing accurate updates of his or her personal data. In order to access, correct, amend, or delete the personal data Power Zone Equipment holds about an individual, the individual should contact his or her Power Zone Equipment commercial contact or contact us at the following email address: sales@powerzone.com.  

If you have a comment, question, or complaint about how Power Zone Equipment is handling your personal data, we invite you to contact us in order to allow us to resolve the matter. In addition, individuals located in the EU may submit a complaint regarding the processing of their personal data to the EU data protection authorities (DPAs). The following link may assist you in finding the appropriate DPA: http://ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection/bodies/authorities/index_en.htm.

15.0 Changes to this Policy

Power Zone Equipment reserves the right to modify this policy from time to time in order that it accurately reflects the legal and regulatory environment and our data collection principles. When material changes are made to this policy, Power Zone Equipment will post the revised policy on our website.


16.0 Questions and Comments

If you have any questions or comments about this policy (e.g. to review and update, or remove your personal data from our database) please contact +1-719-754-1981 or sales@powerzone.com 



Understanding Breast Pump Parts and How to Use Them

Here’s all you need to know about the different parts of your breast pump

From flanges, tubing, membranes, and pump connectors to battery packs and power adaptors, your breast pump relies on many different working parts to help you deliver milk to your baby. While most of them come with your breast pump, there are some parts and accessories you need to know (and know when to replace) for a smoother pumping experience. Here’s a rundown of the essentials and how you can get your additional breast pump accessories covered by insurance.

Understanding Breast Pump Parts

When you order an insurance-covered breast pump through The Lactation Network, it comes with the basic parts you need for pumping: The pump itself, valves, membranes, breast shields, tubing, connectors, and anything needed to keep it powered including power adaptors and battery packs. All of these items qualify as breast pump accessories, which can be replaced for free through insurance. Here’s a handy breakdown of the different accessories, and some tips for choosing them.

Valves and Membranes

Breast pump valves and membranes work to create suction. These items will come with your breast pump but should be replaced about once a month or whenever they start to get worn out. Given how important they are for pump function, it’s a good idea to have a few extra in your pumping bag in case of a tear or other dysfunction.

Breast Shields 

Breast shields, or flanges, help maximize milk output and prevent milk-duct compression. These funnel-shaped parts are placed over the nipple and areola to create a seal. When pumping, they gently pull on the nipple, mimicking a baby’s suction and leading to the release of milk. Having the correct flange size is vital for milk output. While choosing a breast shield that’s too big can compress and reduce milk flow, choosing one that’s too small can cause nipple pain and discoloration, and lead to low milk production. 

Our advice? Use a flange size chart, such as the one Medela provides, to prevent this. You may also want to try out a few different breast shield sizes to find the right one for you. Many breast pump brands have their own sizing system, so make sure to check out your breast pump manufacturer’s website to confirm your size. 


The clear plastic tubing that comes with your breast pump connects the flange to the pump. Damaged tubing results in less suction power, so try to have extra on hand in case of issues. Also, make sure to keep your tubing dry, or else it may get moldy. You can prevent mold by running the motor of your breast pump with the tubing attached to help clear out condensation inside the tubes. If they still need drying, wave or twirl them in the air to get that excess moisture out before storing your breast pump. 

For more tips on keeping your breast pump clean, follow these guidelines and refer to your specific pump’s manual.

Breast Milk Bottles and Storage Bags

Breast milk bottles and storage bags can help you feed your baby or stash your liquid gold away for later. Bottles tend to be brand-specific and can be used for feeding with nipple attachments. However, they aren’t good for freezing. To build up a supply of frozen breast milk, pump directly into storage bags instead—and make sure to follow these storage guidelines to make the most of your supply. 

Breast Pump Connectors

These pieces connect breast shields to the milk collection bottles. Not all pumps have separate connectors, but the ones that do make cleaning your breast pump easier because you’re able to take more of it apart to reach those tiny nooks and crannies. Additionally, having separate connectors lets you try out different breast shield sizes while keeping the same connectors.

Battery Packs and Batteries

Battery-operated breast pumps make traveling while breastfeeding so much easier. Some come with their own battery packs though rarely with the accompanying batteries. Before your battery-powered breast pump arrives, look into what kind of batteries you’ll need and store some in the car, at the office, and around the house for convenience while pumping.

Power Adapters

To power a breast pump that isn’t cordless, you’ll need the right adapter. Also called a transformer or power cord, breast pump power adapters come in different wattages and sizes, so make sure to select a power option that’s compatible with your breast pump brand. 

Some breast pumps even have portable vehicle adapters and USB ports. Determine which adapter is right for your model, and then get an extra to keep in the car or have in your bag at all times. 

Carrying Bags

Although they’re not essential, bags, backpacks, and totes specifically meant to carry your pump sure are convenient. These carriers make it easy to take your pump with you anywhere you go. Carrying bags typically come with additional pockets to hold breast milk storage containers, extra parts such as tubing or flanges, and anything else you may need while pumping—including snacks. (Don’t forget, breastfeeding burns as many as 500 calories per day, so you may find you need a boost after a session.) 

And guess what? Some of our favorite pumps come with upgrade options that include a carrier, such as the Medela Pump In Style® with MaxFlow™ with bag, Lansinoh Smartpump™ Bundle, and Spectra S1 Deluxe. 

We have great news—many of these essential accessories are often available for free through insurance. Make feeding your baby easier, more convenient, and less expensive by ordering your insurance-covered breast pump accessories through The Lactation Network.

What is Pump Part and Why Do We Use Them?

Breast Pump Parts & Accessories




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