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Otto Mation has the C.A.P. Comic Series

The Story of Otto Mation

Little Otto Mation was born (or believes he was born) with a rare gift called the C.A.P. (Certified Automation Professional), which is an objective assessment and confirmation of skills as an automation professional offered by ISA (International Society of Automation). Those of us in the automation profession have studied and worked for years to earn the C.A.P. Follow the life of Otto through this unique comic series.

Otto Mation Comic - April 15, 2015
April 13, 2015

Otto Mation Comic - April 15, 2015

Otto debates with economist and psychologist about whether technology is stealing jobs from workers.

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Otto Mation Comic Caption Contest - March 25, 2015
March 24, 2015

Otto Mation Comic Caption Contest - March 25, 2015

The winning caption was submitted by Peter F. in Pennsylvania.

"So now, who was it that you were saying was wet behind the ears?!"

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Otto Mation Comic - March 18, 2015
March 17, 2015

Otto Mation Comic - March 18, 2015

Otto gives his colleague a hard time about partying too much on St. Patrick's Day.

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Otto Mation Comic - March 11, 2015
March 10, 2015

Otto Mation Comic - March 11, 2015

Mr. Barnes presents Otto with a gift that he believes will help alleviate his work load.

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Otto Mation Comic - March 4, 2015
March 03, 2015

Otto Mation Comic - March 4, 2015

Otto walks in on Mr. Barnes who has a hired a psychic reader to predict the future.

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Otto Mation Comic - February 25, 2015
February 24, 2015

Otto Mation Comic - February 25, 2015

Otto asks his manager for a historian to help analyze plant data.

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Otto Mation Comic Caption Contest - February 4, 2015
February 02, 2015

Otto Mation Comic Caption Contest - February 4, 2015

The winning caption was submitted by Terence M. in Pennsylvania.

"How else did you expect me to keep all of our projects on time and under budget?"

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Otto Mation Comic - January 28, 2015
January 27, 2015

Otto Mation Comic - January 28, 2015

Otto stops an engineer from plugging a USB drive into a production PC and has an awkward moment.

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Otto Mation Comic - January 21, 2015
January 20, 2015

Otto Mation Comic - January 21, 2015

Otto suggests possible outcome when Mr. Barnes asks for change to old production line.

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

Otto Mation Comic Caption Contest - December 17, 2014

The winning caption was submitted by Terence M. in Pennsylvania.

“Santa, this is the Elfa version of the new automated assembly line.”

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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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