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 9, 2013

  • by Otto Mation
  • January 8, 2013
  • Opinion

Otto explains the "advantages" of a mobile HMI to an engineer. Comic idea submitted by Ouliana Nikolaeva in Belgium.

Otto Mation Comic - December 19, 2012

  • by Otto Mation
  • December 18, 2012
  • Opinion

Otto explains the difference between BYOB and BYOD.

Otto Mation Comic - December 12, 2012

  • by Otto Mation
  • December 11, 2012
  • Opinion

Otto suggests that the plant institute a formal predictive maintenance program.

Otto Mation Comic - December 5, 2012

  • by Otto Mation
  • December 3, 2012
  • Opinion

Otto discovers a way to remotely diagnose problems at plant sites.

Otto Mation Comic - November 14, 2012 - Caption Contest

  • by Otto Mation
  • November 13, 2012
  • Opinion

Congratulations to our winner! The winning comic caption was submitted by Clayton Shaw in Texas.

Otto Mation Comic - November 7, 2012

  • by Otto Mation
  • November 5, 2012
  • Opinion

Otto laments about losing election with WAD campaign.

Otto Mation Comic - October 31, 2012

  • by Otto Mation
  • October 30, 2012
  • Opinion

Otto's future is so bright, he's gotta wear shades.

Otto Mation Comic - October 24, 2012

  • by Otto Mation
  • October 23, 2012
  • Opinion

Otto explains the value of OPC UA.

Otto Mation Comic - October 17, 2012

  • by Otto Mation
  • October 16, 2012
  • Opinion

Otto identifies the importance of a process historian.

Otto Mation Comic - October 10, 2012

  • by Otto Mation
  • October 9, 2012
  • Opinion

Otto talks with manufacturers about skilled workforce shortage.