Otto Mation Comic Series

Little Otto Mation 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 the International Society of Automation (ISA). 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 - August 26, 2015

  • by Otto Mation
  • August 25, 2015
  • Opinion

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

Otto Mation Comic - August 19, 2015

  • by Otto Mation
  • August 18, 2015
  • Opinion

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

Otto Mation Comic Caption Contest - July 29, 2015

  • by Otto Mation
  • July 28, 2015
  • Opinion

The winning caption was submitted by Rob D. in Ontario, Canada. "Otto! You cannot robohandle everyone that disagrees with you! Put that man down!"

Otto Mation Comic - July 22, 2015

  • by Otto Mation
  • July 21, 2015
  • Opinion

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

Otto Mation Comic - July 15, 2015

  • by Otto Mation
  • July 14, 2015
  • Opinion

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

Otto Mation Comic Caption Contest - June 17, 2015

  • by Otto Mation
  • June 16, 2015
  • Opinion

The winning caption was submitted by Kate M. in Washington. "Otto CONVEYS the SWEET benefits of automation."

Otto Mation Comic - June 10, 2015

  • by Otto Mation
  • June 9, 2015
  • Opinion

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

Otto Mation Comic - June 3, 2015

  • by Otto Mation
  • June 2, 2015
  • Opinion

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

Otto Mation Comic - May 27, 2015

  • by Otto Mation
  • May 26, 2015
  • Opinion

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

Otto Mation Comic - May 20, 2015

  • by Otto Mation
  • May 19, 2015
  • Opinion

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