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Otto Mation Comic Caption Contest - December 17, 2014
December 16, 2014

Otto Mation Comic Caption Contest - December 17, 2014

Submit a caption for this comic for a chance to win an Automation.com mug.

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Otto Mation Comic - December 10, 2014
December 09, 2014

Otto Mation Comic - December 10, 2014

Mr. Barnes tells Otto that he can't use an innovative new controller because it's not on the approved vendor list.

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Otto Mation Comic Caption Contest - November 19, 2014
November 17, 2014

Otto Mation Comic Caption Contest - November 19, 2014

The winning caption was submitted by Nicholas R. in New York.

“No Mr. Barnes, I clearly said we needed a "Turn-Key" solution for our egg inspection line.”

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Otto Mation Comic - November 12, 2014
November 11, 2014

Otto Mation Comic - November 12, 2014

Otto questions Mr. Barnes about wanting to save money by using Cloud services for their manufacturing software systems.

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Otto Mation Comic - November 5, 2014
November 04, 2014

Otto Mation Comic - November 5, 2014

Otto suppresses Mr. Barnes' excitement over using IoT technology in their manufacturing facilities.

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Otto Mation Comic Caption Contest - October 29, 2014
October 20, 2014

Otto Mation Comic Caption Contest - October 29, 2014

The winning caption was submitted by Brad H. in South Carolina.


"You think you are patched together? You should see our 20 year old DCS system."

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Otto Mation Comic - October 8, 2014
October 07, 2014

Otto Mation Comic - October 8, 2014

The sales engineer from key software supplier gets distracted by a request from Otto's company.

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Otto Mation Comic Caption Contest - September 24, 2014
September 21, 2014

Otto Mation Comic Caption Contest - September 24, 2014

The winning caption was submitted by Thomas O. in Texas.


"See what I mean Mr. Barnes? I wasn't kidding about our equipment predating the stone age!"

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Otto Mation Comic - September 10, 2014
September 09, 2014

Otto Mation Comic - September 10, 2014

Much to the chagrin of the CEO, Otto proposes more worthwhile and cost-effective control systems expenditures than past purchases.

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Otto Mation Comic - August 27, 2014
August 26, 2014

Otto Mation Comic - August 27, 2014

Otto bluffs Mr. Barnes into thinking he is leaving the company.

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Otto Mation Comic - August 20, 2014
August 19, 2014

Otto Mation Comic - August 20, 2014

Otto is the victim of his company's understaffed automation group.

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Otto Mation Comic - August 6, 2014
August 05, 2014

Otto Mation Comic - August 6, 2014

Mr. Barnes' exemplary management style and use of Pig Latin will help him lead the merge of the I.T. and Automation departments.

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Otto Mation Comic - July 30, 2014
July 29, 2014

Otto Mation Comic - July 30, 2014

Instead of getting a pay raise, Otto receives inexperienced help to lessen his workload.

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Otto Mation Comic - July 23, 2014
July 22, 2014

Otto Mation Comic - July 23, 2014

Otto laments over his salary, but delivers an unrecognized jab to his boss.

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Otto Mation Comic - July 16, 2014
July 15, 2014

Otto Mation Comic - July 16, 2014

Otto tries to convince his veteran colleague to embrace the latest technology in smartphones and tablets.

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Otto Mation Comic - June 18, 2014
June 17, 2014

Otto Mation Comic - June 18, 2014

Otto's company suffers the consequences because management didn't take cybersecurity seriously.

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Otto Mation Comic - June 11, 2014
June 10, 2014

Otto Mation Comic - June 11, 2014

Otto questions his colleague about the stacks and stacks of trade magazines on his desk.

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Otto Mation Comic Caption Contest - May 21, 2014
May 20, 2014

Otto Mation Comic Caption Contest - May 21, 2014

The winning captions were submitted by Russell Smith in Ontario, Canada and Stan Hoo in New Jersey. The top caption was submitted by Russell and the bottom caption was submitted by Stan.

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Otto Mation Comic - May 14, 2014
May 13, 2014

Otto Mation Comic - May 14, 2014

Otto questions his colleague about all the data from the manufacturing systems.

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Otto Mation Comic - May 7, 2014
May 06, 2014

Otto Mation Comic - May 7, 2014

Otto asks Mr. Barnes for money to redesign their best-selling machine.

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