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.
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Mr. Barnes tells Otto that he can't use an innovative new controller because it's not on the approved vendor list.
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.”
Otto questions Mr. Barnes about wanting to save money by using Cloud services for their manufacturing software systems.
Otto suppresses Mr. Barnes' excitement over using IoT technology in their manufacturing facilities.
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."
The sales engineer from key software supplier gets distracted by a request from Otto's company.
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!"
Much to the chagrin of the CEO, Otto proposes more worthwhile and cost-effective control systems expenditures than past purchases.
Otto bluffs Mr. Barnes into thinking he is leaving the company.
Otto is the victim of his company's understaffed automation group.
Mr. Barnes' exemplary management style and use of Pig Latin will help him lead the merge of the I.T. and Automation departments.
Instead of getting a pay raise, Otto receives inexperienced help to lessen his workload.
Otto laments over his salary, but delivers an unrecognized jab to his boss.
Otto tries to convince his veteran colleague to embrace the latest technology in smartphones and tablets.
Otto's company suffers the consequences because management didn't take cybersecurity seriously.
Otto questions his colleague about the stacks and stacks of trade magazines on his desk.
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.
Otto questions his colleague about all the data from the manufacturing systems.
Otto asks Mr. Barnes for money to redesign their best-selling machine.