I haven't used this particular product but others from phoenix contact.
What I can tell you is that phoenix contact is among the top PLC brands used in Germany, besides Siemens and Beckhoff.
What do you want to build? Did you have a look at the Siemens "LOGO!" small PLC? I find it really easy to program and you can add a text display with buttons.
Last edited by andey; 06/17/16 06:21 AM.