Mechanization with process control, where process means a sequence of manipulations. One or several functions in an analytical instrument may be automated. The corresponding adjective is automated and the verb is automate.
See also: mechanization (in analysis)
PAC, 1989, 61, 1657. 'Nomenclature for automated and mechanised analysis (Recommendations 1989)' on page 1659 (https://doi.org/10.1351/pac198961091657)