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The phrase "One size fits all" often produces suspicion. How can a single solution accommodate the special requirements of my problem? General purpose motion controllers are useful when dealing with generally encountered problems. However in the same way that a quality suit needs tailoring to fit well, so also do motion controllers for certain applications. This article discusses "coordination tailoring" through an example glue dispensing application. In the course of solving this application both mechanism and controller attributes will be discussed which help simplify the problem and contribute towards the solution.

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