Weatherford 8500 OPC Server

Product # EX5-WFORD-NA00 - $2,795.00
Support & Maintenance within Warranty - $499.00
Support & Maintenance out of Warranty/Expired - $1,397.50
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The Weatherford 8500 Serial Driver allows the monitoring of real-time data and immediate control of the Rod Pump Controller (RPC) devices and other Weatherford controllers that are used at wellhead facilities. It provides an easy and reliable way to read and write data to Weatherford series devices via the Weatherford 8500 protocol through client applications (including HMI, SCADA, Historian, MES, ERP, and countless custom applications).

The Weatherford 8500 OPC Driver is also included in the Oil and Gas Suite for KEPServerEX.

Weatherford 8500 OPC Server

Plug-in Driver Features:

  • Data acquisition support for Downhole Dynagraph data.
  • Event directory retrieval.
  • Surface and downhole card retrieval.
  • Valve check data item syntax.
  • Ethernet Encapsulation
  • Automatic Tag Generation.
  • Automatic Device Demotion.
  • Channel Virtualization/Serialization
  • Supports up to 256 Communication Channels.
  • Supports up to 4095 Devices/Controllers.
  • Device Level and Communications Path Based Redundancy.
  • Modem Support.
  • Optimized for extreme conditions (noisy communication channels and low-bandwidth).
  • Communication Serialization


Weatherford 8500 Protocol.

Application Support

Supported Devices

  • WellPilot RPOC
  • WellPilot/ePIC VSD
  • ePIC RPC
  • M2000
  • 8800
  • 8750
  • 8500/8650

KEPServerEX OPC Server

Drivers "Plug In" to KEPServerEX

The Weatherford 8500 is a plug-in device driver for KEPServerEX. A "Plug-in" is a software program (.dll) that extends the capabilities of KEPServerEX to fit the communication requirements of a specific device or system. The plug-in driver handles all of the proprietary communications between the device/system and the OPC layer, KEPServerEX. The KEPServerEX core then handles all OPC and Proprietary Client communications between the plug-in driver and the Client application. For a complete list of features and capabilities please visit the KEPServerEX overview page.
  • OPC Foundation Certified: The best of OPC on the market
  • High Performance: Multi-threaded and Runtime Configurable
  • Detailed Protocol and OPC Diagnostics with communications trace
  • Native Interfaces: Client Connectivity Beyond the OPC Standards
  • Certified Stratus High Availability Computing
  • Certified Marathon High Availability Computing
  • 2 Hour Demonstration Mode on all Kepware products