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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 - September 2, 2015
September 01, 2015

Otto Mation Comic - September 2, 2015

Otto convinces his boss to give him money to implement a manufacturing information management system.

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Otto Mation Comic - August 26, 2015
August 25, 2015

Otto Mation Comic - August 26, 2015

Otto's new CEO asks him to bring more technology into the company. Where does that leave Mr. Barnes?

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Otto Mation Comic - August 19, 2015
August 18, 2015

Otto Mation Comic - August 19, 2015

Otto explains to Mr. Barnes why he has a better chance of being elected President in 2016.

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Otto Mation Comic Caption Contest - July 29, 2015
July 28, 2015

Otto Mation Comic Caption Contest - July 29, 2015

The winning caption was submitted by Rob D. in Ontario, Canada.

"Otto! You cannot robohandle everyone that disagrees with you! Put that man down!"

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Otto Mation Comic - July 22, 2015
July 21, 2015

Otto Mation Comic - July 22, 2015

Otto tells Mr. Barnes that the company needs to hire more young engineers to update the automation systems.

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Otto Mation Comic - July 15, 2015
July 14, 2015

Otto Mation Comic - July 15, 2015

Otto asks his engineering team to brainstorm about how the Internet of Things (IoT) will affect manufacturing automation.

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Otto Mation Comic Caption Contest - June 17, 2015
June 16, 2015

Otto Mation Comic Caption Contest - June 17, 2015

The winning caption was submitted by Kate M. in Washington.

"Otto CONVEYS the SWEET benefits of automation."

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Otto Mation Comic - June 10, 2015
June 09, 2015

Otto Mation Comic - June 10, 2015

Otto talks to his veteran maintenance technician about new methods of determining what equipment needs to be repaired.

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Otto Mation Comic - June 3, 2015
June 02, 2015

Otto Mation Comic - June 3, 2015

Mr. Barnes informs the engineering department that the company just purchased cyber breach insurance.

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Otto Mation Comic - May 27, 2015
May 26, 2015

Otto Mation Comic - May 27, 2015

Otto informs his technicians that the company is moving their maintenance management program to the cloud.

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Otto Mation Comic - May 20, 2015
May 19, 2015

Otto Mation Comic - May 20, 2015

Otto's older colleague reflects on the good ole days of simpler automation systems.

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Otto Mation Comic Caption Contest - April 29, 2015
April 24, 2015

Otto Mation Comic Caption Contest - April 29, 2015

The winning caption was submitted by Mike B. in Pennsylvania.

"Do you like my new robot? I call it 'automowtion.'"

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Otto Mation Comic - April 22, 2015
April 21, 2015

Otto Mation Comic - April 22, 2015

Otto and his colleague discuss the possible standards wars brought on by Industry 4.0 and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

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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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