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 - January 21, 2015

  • by Otto Mation
  • January 20, 2015
  • Opinion

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

Otto Mation Comic Caption Contest - December 17, 2014

  • by Otto Mation
  • December 16, 2014
  • Opinion

The winning caption was submitted by Terence M. in Pennsylvania. "Santa, this is the Elfa version of the new automated assembly line."

Otto Mation Comic - December 10, 2014

  • by Otto Mation
  • December 9, 2014
  • Opinion

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

Otto Mation Comic Caption Contest - November 19, 2014

  • by Otto Mation
  • November 17, 2014
  • Opinion

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 Mation Comic Caption Contest - November 19, 2019

  • by Otto Mation
  • November 17, 2014
  • Opinion

The winning caption for this comic caption contest was submitted by Gavin K, in Wisconsin. Congratulations, Gavin!

Otto Mation Comic - November 12, 2014

  • by Otto Mation
  • November 11, 2014
  • Opinion

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

Otto Mation Comic - November 5, 2014

  • by Otto Mation
  • November 4, 2014
  • Opinion

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

Otto Mation Comic Caption Contest - October 29, 2014

  • by Otto Mation
  • October 20, 2014
  • Opinion

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."

Otto Mation Comic - October 8, 2014

  • by Otto Mation
  • October 7, 2014
  • Opinion

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

Otto Mation Comic Caption Contest - September 24, 2014

  • by Otto Mation
  • September 21, 2014
  • Opinion

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!"